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Application for disclosing entities who suggested names for EC

Shujan General Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar utilized to the Cabinet Division underneath the Right to Information Act 2009

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23 February, 2022, 04:55 pm

Last modified: 23 February, 2022, 10:42 pm

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Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) General Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar has submitted an software to the Cabinet Division underneath the “Right to Information Act 2009” for disclosing the entities who advised names for the upcoming election fee (EC).

“The Cabinet Division, on behalf of the search committee, disclosed the names of the 322 nominees proposed by citizens, political parties and other organisations, but it did not specify who was suggested by which entities,” he wrote within the software submitted on 16 February.  

“Besides, the Division itself suggested several names, which also remained undisclosed. So, the published information is incomplete.”

Badiul Alam requested the Cabinet Division to reveal the entities and their proposed explicit names throughout the subsequent three days. However, the Cabinet Division is but to reply to the applying.

“According to section 4(1) of the Appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners Act, the committee will carry out its duties with transparency and neutrality. This law was not upheld due to the incomplete information,” reads the applying.

Earlier on 14 February, the Search Committee on forming the subsequent Election Commission (EC) printed the record of 322 names, which included dozens of well-known faces.

The record revealed on the web site of the Cabinet Division, named 61 former secretaries, 18 retired military officers together with two military chiefs, 15 justices together with two former chief justices.

Besides, it additionally names police officers together with two former inspector generals of police, college lecturers, attorneys, human rights activists and those that have served totally different essential establishments.

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