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ECI asks CS to transfer officers on poll duty living in home districts

Jaipur: Now no officer directly connected with the election work will be able to live in his home district and those living in their district for three out of the last four years will be transferred. The ECI has fixed the date of January 31, 2024 for State Govt to make such transfers by July 31 and give a report.

The formation of a new assembly in Rajasthan is to be completed by January 14, 2024. The ECI has asked CSs of states, including Rajasthan to remove the officials associated with election work from the home district, stating the guidelines.

According to the instructions, if an officer is posted in his home district, he will have to be transferred. Also, if the officer has served three out of his four years in the same district, he will be transferred. The Commission has also said that if any State Govt faces difficulty in complying with it, it can send the matter to Commission for exemption with specific reasons.

The officers who come under the purview are DEO or Collector, Deputy DEO, RO, ARO, ERO engaged in election duty. ADM, SDM, Deputy Collector, ERO/AERO, Joint Collector, Tehsildar, BDO or its equivalent rank officers will also come under the purview.

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