Kolkata: The Central Election Commission has made three major changes in the State Election Commission by announcing the date of the Bengal Assembly elections. Additional CEOs, Joint CEOs and Deputy CEOs have been replaced by new faces, who have been in office for almost a decade. Vijayit Dhar, Joint Secretary, Tribal Development Council will now take over as the additional CEO. At the same time, Arindam Niyogi has been given the post of Joint CEO.
Arindam Niyogi was on the post of Secretary, IT Department. Sourav will be fine on the post of Deputy CEO. Sourav was on the post of deputy secretary of the health department. Earlier last week, Shaibal Burman was removed as the additional CEO. Shaibal Burman was in key roles in the 2011 assembly elections, 2014 Lok Sabha elections, 2016 assembly elections as well as 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
At the time of elections, the additional CEO is responsible for keeping an eye on law and order situations. Joint CEO Anamika Mazumdar was also removed earlier. At the time of elections, the responsibility of the election related training of EVMs as well as vote personnel rests with the joint CEO. Anamika Majumdar was in this post since 2012. Deputy CEO Amitjyoti Bhattacharya was also removed. He was in this post since 2013.