The Election Commission(EC) has appointed Deputy Commissioners of 64 districts and two divisional commissioners as Returning Officers to conduct the 11th parliamentary election to be held on December 23 next.
Besides, Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) have been appointed as assistant returning officers. In some constituencies, Assistant Commissioners (Land) have been made assistant returning officers.
The EC issued a notification signed by EC Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed appointing the returning officers and assistant returning officers, said EC Joint Secretary SM Asaduzzaman on Friday.
The Deputy Commissioners have been made Returning Officers for all the constituencies of the district concerned except Dhaka and Chattogram.
In Dhaka, the Divisional Commissioner has been made the Returning Officer for 15 constituencies while the Deputy Commissioner for the rest five constituencies of the district.
In Chattogram, the Divisional Commissioner has been made the RO for six constituencies while the Deputy Commissioner for the rest 10 constituencies of the district.
On Thursday, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the schedule for the next general election.
As per the timetable announced by the CEC, candidates must file their nomination papers from Friday to November 19.
The returning officers will then scrutinize the nomination papers on November 22. November 29 is set as the final date for withdrawals.