The Search Committee on forming the subsequent Election Fee (EC) on Monday printed a listing of 322 names proposed by totally different events, organisations and people.
The record consists of dozens of well-known faces, however it didn’t point out which names had been proposed by whom. See the total record right here.
The record, revealed on the web site of the Cupboard Division, named 61 former secretaries, 18 retired military officers together with two military chiefs, 15 justices together with two chief justices. In addition to, it names police officers together with two inspector common of police, college academics, legal professionals, human rights activists and people who have served totally different essential establishments.
Probably the most well-known faces are: former Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, former cupboard secretary Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, former minister for spiritual affairs and water assets M Nazim Uddin Al Azad, an adviser to the previous caretaker authorities and present president of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) Sultana Kamal, Bishwo Shahitto Kendro Founder Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed, famous creator Prof Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, former Chief Justice Syed JR Mudassir Husain, former Dhaka College vice-chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, former Chief Data Commissioner Prof Golam Rahman, journalist Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, movie actor and Nirapad Sarak Chai (Nischa) founder Ilias Kanchan, former election commissioner M Shakhawat Hossain, journalist Ajay Dasgupta, Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) Normal Secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar, eminent jurist Dr Shahdeen Malik, former Begum Rokeya College Vice-Chancellor Prof Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, famous economist Dr Ahsan Mansur, famous dressmaker Bibi Russell, Analysis Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB) Govt Director Dr Meghna Guhathakurta, adviser to a former caretaker authorities Rasheda Okay Chowdhury, famous educator and creator Prof Syed Manzoorul Islam, economist Binayak Sen, Bangla Academy director and author Selina Hossain, dean of Dhaka College Social Science school Sadeka Halim, former Bangladesh Ambassador to London MA Hannan, former Bangladesh Financial institution governor Dr Atiur Rahman, former Chief of Military Workers Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan and former inspector common of police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque.
The search committee disclosed the names in simply 15 days after its formation because it was in a rush to kind a brand new Election Fee. The tenure of the fee led by KM Nurul Huda ended Monday.
“The best way of publishing the names isn’t convincing,” stated Brigadier Normal (retd) M Sakhawat Hossain, a former election commissioner.
The record included many individuals who had no thought in regards to the election system, which was very illogical, he instructed The Enterprise Normal, including that such a means of forming election commissions was uncommon on the planet.
He stated the printed record of 322 names had little significance. “The committee will submit 10 names to the president, which is essential and desires prior announcement.”
Tofail Ahmed, a neighborhood authorities skilled, stated the committee printed the record to tell folks in regards to the proposed names it obtained from totally different political events.
“Who proposed whom isn’t vital,” he instructed TBS, including that mentioning the events who proposed the names would mark a tag on the potential EC workplace bearers.
“The record isn’t the ultimate one. The Search Committee will search for eligible ones by itself. It might probably finalise anybody, even out of the printed record. It’s the committee’s determination.”
“From the earlier expertise, we imagine the prime minister and the president would finalise the EC,” he added.
Eminent jurist Shahdeen Malik stated, “We (eminent residents) steered that the names ought to be revealed with the names of events that proposed them. The best way the names have been disclosed lacks transparency.”
He additionally stated if all of the political events solely suggest folks from whom they might get favour, a correct EC can’t be shaped.
Nonetheless, Shahdeen Malik lauded the transfer of exposing names saying this was “higher than nothing.”
Earlier on 6 February, the committee issued a discover, looking for names to kind the subsequent election fee. It additionally despatched letters to the registered political events for submitting names. The committee obtained 329 names of candidates until Monday 5pm.
Nonetheless, the previous search committees, shaped in 2012 and 2017, didn’t disclose the proposed names regardless of calls for from political events.
The invited residents on the search committee assembly referred to as for choosing people who had been trustworthy, competent, courageous and believed within the spirit of the liberation battle.
The search committee has disclosed the names of 322 folks, proposed for serving because the Chief Election Commissioner and different commissioners within the new Election Fee.
The whole record of the proposed candidates has been given under: