IAS officers Smaraki Mahapatra and Sanghamitra Ghosh had been appointed because the joint chief electoral officer and extra chief electoral officer, respectively, by the West Bengal authorities on Tuesday, a day earlier than the total bench of the Election Commission visits the state to evaluate the ballot preparedness, an official stated. The 2 officers had been directed to take over the obligations instantly, he stated.
“Each the officers have been requested to be current through the go to of the total bench of the EC,” the official stated. Ghosh is presently posted because the secretary of state Girls and Baby Welfare Division, whereas Mahapatra is the secretary within the state Finance Division with the extra accountability of the director of West Bengal Freeway Growth Company.
The complete bench, led by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, will arrive within the state on Wednesday evening on a two-day go to. On Thursday, they are going to be holding conferences with Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab and Extra Director-Normal (Legislation and Order) Gyanwant Singh, who can be the nodal officer of the state police.
The EC officers are additionally scheduled to satisfy representatives of political events earlier than assembly officers of the central and state regulatory businesses. There may even be a evaluate assembly with divisional commissioners, district election officers and senior cops over the meeting elections within the state, sources within the state ballot panel stated.
The EC may even be assembly Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Residence Secretary HK Dwivedi, DGP Virendra and different senior officers, they stated. In the meantime, the CEO on Tuesday held a gathering with Inspector-Normal of CRPF PK Singh and Inspector-Normal of BSF AK Singh over the provision of safety forces through the meeting elections within the state, possible in April-Might.