EC transfers 13 District Magistrates, 8 SSPs in poll bound UP

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Lucknow: Keeping upcoming Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections in mind, the Election Commission today transferred District Magistrates (DMs) of 13 districts in poll-bound state, including DM of Lucknow, Satyendra Yadav.




The polls panel today transferred District Magistrates (DMs) of 13 districts in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, including that of Lucknow, Satyendra Yadav.




Gauri Shankar Priyadarshi was appointed the new District Magistrate of Lucknow. This is a standard procedure by the poll panel in order to ensure fair and free polls in the state.




The Election Commission in September last year, directed the governments of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur, to transfer all officers who have completed three years in a district as part of its efforts ensuring taint-free elections.




According to poll panel order reports, “No officer connected with elections, directly or indirectly, should be allowed to continue in the present district of posting if she or he is posted in home district or home district of spouse and has completed three years in that district during the last four years.”

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