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Appointment to be transparent once EC bill becomes law: Law Minister

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Published: 16:17, 23 January 2022   Update: 16:17, 23 January 2022
Appointment to be transparent once EC bill becomes law: Law Minister

Law minister Anisul Haque has said that the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other commissioners will be transparent and impartial once ‘The Chief Election Commissioner and the Election Commissioners Appointment Bill 2022’ becomes law.

The Minister said this while placing a draft of the bill in Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday (January 23).

Later, the bill was sent to the standing committee on ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs. The committee was asked to scrutinise the bill within seven days.

About the purpose and cause of the bill, the Law Minister said, “When the Chief Election Commissioner and the Election Commissioners Appointment Bill 2022’ becomes a law, the appointment of CEC and other election commissioners would be transparent and impartial. It will make democracy consolidated and institutionalized and public interest will be uplifted.”

Regarding the bill, he said, “The search committee which had been constituted twice before, was on the basis of consensus. Now it is being legalized.”
 

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