Cabinet approves draft law for EC formation
The Cabinet today approved a draft law for the appointment of the chief election commissioner (CEC) and election commissioners.
As per the proposed law, a search committee will be formed for the formation of the Election Commission.
The approval came from the Cabinet meeting held at the Cabinet Room of the Jatiya Sangsad with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Later, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam briefed reporters at Secretariat after the meeting.
The six-member search committee, led by an Appellate Division judge -- selected by the chief justice -- will recommend names of candidates and then the president will give the final appointments, the cabinet secretary said.
The Cabinet Division will provide secretarial assistance to the committee.