No fresh funds, EC tells Centre, poll-bound states
The EC has also imposed a total ban on the transfer of officials connected with the conduct of polls.india Updated: Mar 02, 2006 17:57 IST
The Election Commission has ordered the Centre and the poll-bound States not to release fresh funds under the MPLAD and MLAs/MLCs Local Area Development Fund till the poll process is completed.
The directive was communicated to the Cabinet Secretary and the Chief Secretaries of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Pondicherry.
"No work shall start in respect of which work orders have been issued. They will start only after the completion of election process," the EC communication said.
"There shall be no bar to the release of payments for completed work, subject to the full satisfaction of the concerned officials," the communication added.
The EC has also imposed a total ban on the transfer of officials connected with the conduct of polls.
This would includeCEOs, Additional, Joint andDeputy CEOs, Divisional Commissioners, Police officials in the range of IGs and DIGs, and others.