The preparations for general elections 2024 are underway.
ECP has decided to check service records of officials.
DROs and ROs will be appointed after investigation.
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to investigate the service record of the officers and officials with the best reputation will be appointed District Returning Officers (DROs) and Returning Officers (RO).
The preparations for the general elections 2024 are underway and ECP has decided to check service records of the officers.
Sources in the Election Commission have said that the officers with the best reputation will be appointed as DROs and ROs. The service records of the selected officers will be checked thoroughly.
Sources said that the ECP has changed the rules for the appointment of DROs and ROs and the election regulatory body has decided to check the service record of the officers before appointing them as DROs and ROs.
Sources said that along with the list of administrative officers, the service record has also been made mandatory to be sent to the Election Commission, while it has also been made mandatory for DROs and ROs to be officers of the best reputation.
Sources said that an officer of grade 18 or above will be appointed as a DRO and the retirement period of the officer should be at least one year before the appointment of DRO.
The returning officers must be at least Grade 17 officers and the officer concerned should have completed at least one year of retirement before posting the posts.
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An officer of at least grade 16 will be appointed as ARO and the retirement period should be at least six months before the appointment of ARO, while an assistant presiding officer will be appointed for one booth of every polling station, the officers with less than six months of service will not be appointed as presiding officers.