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EC formation bill placed in JS

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 23rd January, 2022 09:50:55 AM
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EC formation bill placed in JS

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The much-talked-about Bill, “Appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners Bill-2022”, was placed in parliament on Sunday.

Law Minister Anisul Haq placed draft law in the parliament in the morning. Later, it was sent to the scrutiny committee for further examination. The committee was asked to submit its report within 7 days.

The government came up with the move  just one month before the expiry of five-year tenure of incumbent Election Commission, led by CEC KM Nurul Huda, as it is going to complete its five-year term in mid-February.

As per the proposed law, a search committee will be formed taking approval from the President over the constitution of the Election Commission.

The search committee will recommend the names of suitable candidates before the President to appoint the CEC and other election commissioners,” the Bill says.

The cabinet approved the draft of appointing CEC and other election commissioners on January 17.