The search committee was entrusted with making suggestions for the future Election Commission’s appointees. For appointing the chief election commissioner and a maximum of four election commissioners, they finalized 10 names for submitting to the Hon’ble President.
The committee chose from 329 candidates submitted by different political parties, professional organizations, and individuals. Some of the names were received by the committee after the publishing of 322 people, following the committee’s last meeting at the Supreme Court Judges Lounge.
- The search committee for the next electoral commission has come up with a list of ten people.
- The six-member search committee selected two candidates for the position of CEC and eight candidates for the four EC positions
- Former bureaucrats, retired district judges, army officers, and academics are placed on the list.
According to meeting sources, the six-member search committee selected two candidates for the position of CEC and eight candidates for the four EC positions.
Five retired bureaucrats are among the ten people on the shortlist. The list was completed by retired judges, army officers, and academics.
The following names that have been collected for the upcoming EC are former cabinet secretary Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, former cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, former secretary Habibul Awal, ex-army chief Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, former secretary Ujjwal Bikash Dutta, justice (retd) Nazmun Ara Sultana, former Dhaka University VC AAMS Arefin Siddique, DU teacher Sadeka Halim, local government expert Tofail Ahmed, President of Fair Election Monitoring Alliance (FEMA) Munira Khan, Economist Mansur Ahmed and former principal secretary Abdul Karim.