Hyderabad: The state government has rejected the request of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Bhanwar Lal to pay incharge allowance.
The TS government said it had not created the post of CEO yet and, therefore, there was no question of anyone being incharge CEO. It also pointed out that it had not requested Mr Bhanwar Lal to work as incharge CEO, he was in that position on the directions of the Election Commission.
Against this background, the TS government said, the incharge allowance should be paid either by the AP government whose employee he is, or the Election Commission which directed him to work for the TS government.
Following this, Mr Bhanwar Lal has written again to the TS government requesting that he be treated as a special case. A senior officer said it was not possible to pay incharge allowance to Mr Bhanwar Lal under the rules; the government could pay some amount as an honorarium.
Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal has asked the state government to treat his case separately for the allowance....