District Collector of bypoll-bound Vadodara transferred

Vadodara District Collector Vinod Rao was transferred on Tuesday, the day when Election Commission announced schedule for bypoll to the Lok Sabha constituency here which was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 21:14 PM IST

Vadodara: Vadodara District Collector Vinod Rao was transferred on Tuesday, the day when Election Commission announced schedule for bypoll to the Lok Sabha constituency here which was vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Avantika Singh has been appointed the new Collector of Vadodara, while Rao has been shifted in the same capacity to Bharuch, official sources said tonight.

City Police Commissioner Satish Sharma was transferred yesterday and he has been replaced by E Radhakrishna, who was DIG (Junagadh Range).

Both Singh and Radhakrishna took charge today.

As per EC guidelines, no officer connected with elections, directly or indirectly, should be allowed to continue in the present post if he/she has completed three years.

Both Rao and Sharma had completed their three-year tenure in Vadodara.

Meanwhile, in Delhi, the EC announced that bypolls to the Lok Sabha seats vacated by Modi and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will be held on September 13.

Modi had retained Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and vacated Vadodara, from where he won with a record margin of 5.7 lakh votes.