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ECI transfers 8 DMs, 12 SPs in five states

ECI transfers 8 DMs, 12 SPs in five states

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday issued transfer orders for District Magistrates (DM), Superintendents of Police (SP), and DIG/IG rank officers in five states. According to the directives of the poll panel, the transferred officers, who will not be assigned any election duty, have been told to hand over charge to their immediate junior officers. The respective state governments have also been directed to send a panel of names of IAS and IPS officers to the Commission.

The transfers have been ordered in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. According to the ECI, the decision was taken at a regular review meeting conducted by the poll panel, which was chaired by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and attended by Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, among others. The officers transferred include the DM of Udalgiri in Assam, the DMs and SPs in Bihar’s Bhojpur and Nawada districts, and the SP in Jharkhand’s Deoghar.

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