Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) (Bengali: বাংলাদেশের প্রধান নির্বাচন কমিশনার) heads the Election Commission of Bangladesh, a body constitutionally empowered to conduct free and fair elections.

Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশের প্রধান নির্বাচন কমিশনার
Incumbent
KM Nurul Huda
NominatorGovernment of Bangladesh
AppointerPresident of Bangladesh
Term length5 Years
Websiteecs.gov.bd/English/index.php

Appointment and removalEdit

The appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh and other Election Commissioners (if any) is made by the President. Under the Constitution the term of office of any Election Commissioner is five years from the date on which he enters upon office. A person who has held office as Chief Election Commissioner is not eligible for appointment in the service of the Republic. Any other Election Commissioner is, on ceasing to hold such office, eligible for appointment as Chief Election Commissioner, but is not eligible for appointment in the service of the Republic.[1]

Duties and functionsEdit

In addition to their duties and functions as an election commissioner, the chief election commissioner acts as chairperson of the commission.[2]

List of Chief Election Commissioners of BangladeshEdit

The following have held the post of the Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh.[3]

Name Years in Office
M. Idris 07-Jul-1972 to 07-Jul-1977
A. K. M. Nurul Islam 08-Jul-1977 to 17-Feb-1985
Chowdhury A. T. M. Masud 17-Feb-1985 to 17-Feb-1990
Sultan Hossain Khan 17-Feb-1990 to 24-Dec-1990
Md. Abdur Rouf 25-Dec-1990 to 18-Apr-1995
A. K. M. Sadeq 27-Apr-1995 to 06-Apr-1996
Mohammad Abu Hena 09-Apr-1996 to 08-May-2000
M. A. Sayed 23-May-2000 to 22-May-2005
M. A. Aziz 23-May-2005 to 21-Jan-2007
A. T. M. Shamsul Huda 05-Feb-2007 to 05-Feb-2012
Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad 09-Feb-2012 to 09-Feb-2017
KM Nurul Huda 15-Feb-2017 to present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About EC". Election Commission Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
  2. ^ Ehsan, Mohammad (2012). "Election Commission". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "Tenure of Chief Election Commissioners". Election Commission Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 2016-03-02. Retrieved 2016-01-30.