EC cancels leave for its staff until election

Desk report :: Election Commission has cancelled leave for all of its staff and those under its disposal until the general election on December 30.

Leave for returning officers, assistant returning officers, and all staff of filed level offices were cancelled, a deputy secretary of the EC told The Daily Star.

A directive in this regard was sent to all the offices last night, he added.

Election Commission has revised polls schedule, deferring the 11th general election by a week to December 30 – a decision taken earlier this week.

The authorities have fixed November 28 as the deadline for filing nomination papers, December 2 for scrutiny and December 9 last date of withdrawal.