Poll panel stays home guards recruitment in Madhya Pradesh

April 10th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by admin  

Bhopal, April 10 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has stayed recruitment to Home Guards in Madhya Pradesh and has sought clarification from the director general of police for advertising the posts in districts where parliamentary by-elections are scheduled. An advertisement, inviting applications from 12 districts, for recruitment to home guards was issued Monday. The districts included Betul and Harda, which fall under Betul parliamentary constituency where by-polls are scheduled Saturday.

The notice to Director General of Police Pramod Sharma was issued by the state’s Chief Electoral Officer J.S. Mathur Wednesday after the commission received a complaint about the publication of the advertisement.

Meanwhile, the EC also suspended two block-level officials, including Bheempur Development block coordinator N.R Pursane and Bhainsdehi block coordinator V.K. Tiwari, for allegedly giving away bicycles to girl students in areas where the by-polls are being held.

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