Lok Sabha Elections 2019 : Election Commission Orders Transfer of Officials in Home Districts
Election Commission of India issued letter addressed to Chief Secretaries and Chief Electoral Officers to all states and Union Territories, with the subject General Elections to House of the People (Lok Sabha),2019 and State Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim Transfer/Posting of officers
The Commission pointed out that the officers directly connected with conduct of elections in an election going State/UT are not posted in their home districts or places where they have served for considerably long period
Hence, the Commission has decided that no officer connected directly with elections shall be allowed to continue in the present district of posting.
i) if she/he is posted in her/his home district
ii) if she/he has completed three years in that district during last four (4) years or would be completing 3 years on or before 31st May, 2019
The Commission has further directed that transfers/postings of all officers covered under the above instructions shall be done by 28th February, 2019, and compliance reports with details of action obtained from the concerned departments / offices of State Government furnished to the Commission by first week of March,2019.