The Cabinet Division today published 322 names which the political parties, professional bodies and individuals proposed to the search committee for the next Election Commission.
The names were published following the suggestions of eminent citizens, sources at the Cabinet Division. A six-member search committee was formed under the “Appointments of the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners Act-2022” on February 5. It held its first meeting the following day and sought names for the EC appointments.
The Cabinet Division is giving secretarial support to the panel, which has to propose 10 names to the president by February 24.
The president then will pick five names for the EC posts as per the law.