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Order to bring back officers

Calcutta, April 10: The Bengal government today issued a second order stating that the eight officers transferred following an Election Commission directive would be reinstated in their previous posts once the Lok Sabha poll process is over.

“The transfer orders issued yesterday had mentioned that the officers would remain in their new posts till the completion of the election process. The supplementary order issued today informs the principal accountant-general that these officers will go back to their previous postings once the election process is over,” an official at Nabanna said.

He said that as the eight officers — one district magistrate, two additional district magistrates and five superintendents of police — would draw their salary from their previous places of posting after the elections, it was necessary to inform the principal accountant-general.

Copies of the supplementary order have also been sent to the cadre-controlling authorities — the home department in the case of the IPS officers and the personnel and administrative department for the IAS and WBCS officers.

A section of officials said the order was issued today to assure the transferred officers that they would be reinstated in their previous posts.

EC sources said today that the commission would soon hold a meeting to decide whether Mamata Banerjee would be issued a showcause notice for her remarks against it.