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EC directive for govts of poll-bound states | India News

NEW DELHI: As a customary measure a few months prior to announcement of polls, the Election Commission has asked the governments of poll-bound states of UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur to ensure that officers directly connected with conduct of elections are not posted in their home districts or in places where they have served for a considerably long period.
The commission on Wednesday wrote to the chief secretaries of the five poll-bound states saying that it has decided that no officer connected directly with elections shall be allowed to continue in the present district of posting if she or he is posted in her or his home district; if she or he has completed three years in that district during last four years or would be completing three years on or before March 31, 2022 in case of Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand and May 31, 2022, in case of UP.
The terms of current assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and UP are expiring on 15.03.2022, 19.03.2022, 27.03.2022, 23.03.2022 ad 14.05.2022 respectively.
Sources said the EC shall aim to complete polls in all the five states by the second week of March, indicating a possible announcement of the assembly election schedule sometime in January 2022.

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