Within the run-up to the Meeting polls in 5 states due early subsequent yr, the Election Fee (EC) has directed the governments of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to switch officers posted of their house districts and people who have spent three years in a district within the final 4 years.
In a letter to the chief secretaries and chief electoral officers of the poll-bound states on Wednesday, the fee identified that the phrases of the legislative assemblies of Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa are ending on totally different dates in March, 2022. The time period of the Uttar Pradesh Meeting ends on Might 14 subsequent yr.
It’s ordinary for the ballot panel to concern such instructions forward of Lok Sabha or Meeting elections to make sure that officers don’t intrude within the ballot course of in any method and the democratic train stays free and truthful.
“The Fee additional needs that no officer/official, towards whom a legal case is pending in any courtroom of regulation, be related to/deployed on election-related obligation,” the letter stated.
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