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Dhaka Tribune

EC orders transfer of Dhaka, Khulna DCs

Update : 02 Dec 2013, 01:31 PM

The Election Commission on Monday issued a transfer order to Dhaka Divisional Commissioner AM Shamsuddin Azad Chowdhury, who was also appointed as returning officer of the district. .

The commission has sent a letter to the public administration ministry in this regard on Monday evening, EC Joint Secretary Jesmin Tuli informed. However, she did not confirm any reason behind the transfer.

Earlier, The EC has issued another transfer order to Khulna district Deputy Commissioner Mesbah Uddin.

The moves came hour after the deadline for submission of nomination papers ended at 5pm Monday.

While talking to the Dhaka Tribune, Muhibul Haq, joint secretary of the appointment, posting and deputation wing of the public administration ministry, said: “We have received the transfer request letters on Monday evening. We need the approval of the prime minister in this regard.

After getting the approval of the prime minister, we would execute the order of the election commission by Tuesday.

According to the election schedule, the 10th parliamentary elections will be held on January 5, 2014.

The commission is taking preparation for holding a free and fair election.

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