Laws of Bangladesh

The Representation of the People Order, 1972 (President's Order)


1Chapter IIIB


44E. (1) During the period after the publication of a notification under Article 11 and the expiration of fifteen days after the declaration of the result of the election by the Returning Officer under Article 39, no-
3[(aa) Divisional Commissioner;
(aaa) Metropolitan Police Commissioner;]
(b) Deputy Commissioner,
(c) Superintendent of Police, or
(d) Officer subordinate to any of them serving in the 4[division, district or metropolitan area] concerned, shall be transfered to any place without prior consultation with the Commission.
5[(2) When it appears necessary to transfer any employee of any department of the Government or of any other organisation in the interest of fair election, the Commission may request the concerned authority in the matter in writing and such transfer shall have to be made effective as soon as possible on receipt of such request from the Commission.]
(3) No person whose name appears in a panel prepared under Article 9 shall be transfered outside the district without the prior approval of the Returning Officer till the polls are taken.
(4) All persons mentioned in clause (1) shall render all such assistance and help as may be required by the Returing Officer for the purposes of the election.]

  • 1
    CHAPTER IIIB was inserted by section 13 of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1994 (Act No. XXIII of 1994).
  • 2
    Sub-clause (a) was omitted by section 21 of Representation of the People Order (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act. No. XIII of 2009) (with effect from 19th August, 2008).
  • 3
    Sub-clause (aa) and (aaa) were substituted for the sub-clause (aa) by section 13(a)(i) of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act No. LI of 2013).
  • 4
    The words and comma “division, district or metropolitan area” were substituted for the word “district” by section 13(a)(ii) of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act No. LI of 2013).
  • 5
    Clause (2) was substituted by section 13(b) of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2013 (Act No. LI of 2013).
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