The Election Commission has approved proposal of the Ministry of Public Administration to transfer 47 Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) across the country.
Ashok Kumar Debnath, additional secretary of the commission confirmed the development on Monday.
The commission has approved the transfer proposal of 47 UNOs while proposals for 20 others await its nod, he added.
Asked about possible numbers, the EC secretary said, more than 250 UNOs will be transferred.
Besides, approximately 320 Officers-in-Charge (OCs) may get transferred, added the EC official.
On Thursday (Dec 30), the Election Commission asked the Home Ministry and Public Administration Ministry to transfer all Officers-in-Charge (OCs) and UNOs in phases to conduct the 12th parliamentary elections scheduled for January 7 in a fair manner.
The EC also directed the ministries to seek its permission for transferring OCs stationed for more than six months and UNOs served in the respective workplace for more than a year by 5 December.