The Election Commission has so far approved the proposals for transferring 205 Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNO) and the Officers-in-Charge (OCs) of 338 police stations ahead of the upcoming national election slated for January 07 next.
The EC cleared two proposals --one is to transfer 338 OCs and another is to transfer 158 UNOs—on Thursday. The Commission earlier okayed a proposal to transfer 47 UNOs.
“The Commission has so far approved the proposals to transfer to 338 OCs and 205 UNOs,” EC additional secretary Ashok Kumar Debnath told UNB.
Earlier, the EC asked the government to transfer all Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) and Officers-in-Charge (OC) of police stations in phases to conduct the 12th parliamentary elections in a fair manner.
As per the EC’s directives, the Public Security Division on Wednesday last sent the proposal to the EC to transfer 338 OCs in the first phase, while the Public Administration Ministry sent several proposals to transfer 205 UNOs this week.
There are 651 police stations and 495 Upazilas in Bangladesh.