Bangladesh Election Commission

Election Commission of Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশ নির্বাচন কমিশন
EC
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Agency overview
FormedJuly 7, 1972; 46 years ago (1972-07-07)
TypeRegulating and conducting Elections in Bangladesh
JurisdictionBangladesh
HeadquartersNirbachan Bhaban, Agargaon, Dhaka
Agency executives
  • KM Nurul Huda, CEC
  • Mahbub Talukder, EC
    • Md Rafiqul Islam, EC
    • Begum Kabita Khanam, EC
    • Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury, EC
    • Helaluddin Ahmed,
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The Election Commission of Bangladesh (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ নির্বাচন কমিশন), abbreviated EC, is an independent constitutional body of the nation of Bangladesh that operates the legal functions of Election law in Bangladesh.[1]

Article 118 of the Bangladeshi Constitution consisting of a chief election commissioner and such number of other election commissioners, if any, as the president may from time to time direct.

Structure

The appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh and other election commissioners (if any) is made by the president. When the election commission consists of more than one person, the chief election commissioner is to act as its chairman. Under the constitution, the term of office of any election commissioner is five years from the date on which he enters upon office. A person who has held office as chief election commissioner is not eligible for appointment in the service of the Republic. Any other Election Commissioner is, on ceasing to hold such office, eligible for appointment as Chief Election Commissioner, but is not eligible for appointment in the service of the Republic.

Election Commission
Office Name Role Since
Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda Chairman 15 February 2017
Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder Election Administration 15 February 2017
Election Commissioner Md Rafiqul Islam Investigation and Adjudication 15 February 2017
Election Commissioner Begum Kabita Khanam Public Participation 15 February 2017
Election Commissioner Brigadier General(retd) Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury General Administration 15 February 2017
Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed Election Commission's Secretariat 30 July 2017
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