In a pre-poll adivsory to Bihar government, the Election Commision (EC) has asked that all the civil and police officers posted in their home district or who have been posted in one district for three years during the past four years be shifted, official sources said on Saturday.
The Election Commission has also advised the state government to remove officials from election related work facing disciplinary action for dereliction of duty, poor conduct during the previous assembly and lok sabha elections or facing departmental inquiries, they said.
Chief Electoral Officer of Bihar, Sudhir Kumar Rakesh told PTI on Saturday the advisory to the government to shift such police and civil officials had been sent recently as it would become mandatory for the government to enforce it once the general elections are announced+.
Rakesh said the state government would have to shift such officials within seven days after the announcement of the lok sabha elections as it will have to submit the compliance report to the EC.
The state government will have to carry out a major administrative reshuffle in recent days as a large number of civil officials right from district magistrates upto the block development officer and police officials from the rank of zonal IG to sub-inspectors are posted in home districts and those indicted by the EC continue to hold key posts, the Chief Electoral Officer said.