ECI issues transfer orders for non-cadre DMs & SPs in these states, Know full details

New-Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday has issued transfer orders for non-cadre officers who are posted at leadership positions as District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of Police (SP) in four states namely Gujarat, Punjab, Odisha and West Bengal ahead of Lok Saba elections 2024.

Post of DM and SP in the district are for officers from Indian Administrative and Indian Police Service respectively.

The officers to be transferred are SPs of Chhota Udaipur and Ahmedabad Rural districts in Gujarat. SSPs of Pathankot, Fazilka, Jalandhar Rural and Malerkotla districts in Punjab. DM of Dhenkanal and SPs of Deogarh and Cuttack Rural in Odisha and DM of Purba Medinipur, Jhargram, Purba Bardhaman and Birbhum districts of West Bengal.

Additionally, the Commission has also directed for transfer of SSP Bathinda in Punjab and SP Sonitpur in Assam in view of their kinship or familial association with the elected political representatives.

The decision was taken after the commission covened a meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC ) Rajiv Kumar along with the other election commissioners.

Earlier, the ECI has issued orders for the removal of Home secretaries in six states that is Gujarat, Uttar-Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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