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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Proposal for Ban on Contesting Elections Immediately after Quitting Government Jobs

The Election Commission has made a proposal to the Government to provide a suitable cooling off period for the Government officers retiring or leaving Government service and joining a political party in order to maintain their independence and neutrality in functioning while in office. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Minister of Law & Justice, said that the proposal is under consideration of the Government. 
Source : PIB Release, 23 April, 2013

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