Assembly polls: Election Commission asks Bengal govt to restrain ‘politically affiliated’ heads of civic bodies

Assembly polls: Election Commission asks Bengal govt to restrain ‘politically affiliated’ heads of civic bodies

Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday asked the West Bengal government to restrain ‘politically affiliated’ heads of civic bodies in view of upcoming Assembly elections. The ECI asked Bengal chief secretary to ensure compliance with the order by March 22.

The commission asked such appointees to be stopped from participating in/exercising the functions of the board during the period the Model Code of Conduct is in force.

It also said that a committee headed by the chief secretary, principal secretary (urban development) and principal secretary (personnel) to appoint the government officials to discharge the functions of the Administrators/ Head of Board of Administrator during the period of Model Code of Conduct.

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