Dhaka, Dec 02: The government on Saturday transferred two deputy commissioners as per the direction of the Election Commission ahead of Bangladesh’s next general election, scheduled to be held on January 7, 2024.
Of the two, Sunamganj deputy commissioner and district magistrate Didar-E-Alam Mohammad Maksud Chowdhury has been transferred to Mymensingh district.
Besides, the government has appointed deputy secretary Mohammad Rashed Iqbal Chowdhury, now serving at Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad Secretariat, as the deputy commissioner and district magistrate of Sunamganj.
Meanwhile, Mymensingh DC and district magistrate Md Mostafizur Rahman has been transferred to Health Service Division of the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Public Administration today issued two separate orders regarding these. The orders will come into effect immediately, the notifications added.
The Election Commission on Saturday asked the Ministry of Public Administration to withdraw the deputy commissioners of Mymensingh and to transfer the Sunamganj DC ahead of the 12th national parliamentary election.
The EC took the decision a day after the authorities concerned had been asked to transfer all officer-in-charges (OCs) of police stations and upazila nirbahi officers (UNOs) across the country centring the national election.
EC’s additional secretary Ashok Kumar Debnath said, ‘The decision was made in response to the want of the commission, as now no transfers will be if we don’t want.’
He said they wanted withdrawal of Mymensingh’s DC and transfer of Sumanganj one.