Overview of Election Commission Gilgit-Baltistan

 

Provision relating to Election Commission Gilgit-Baltistan in
GILGIT-BALTISTAN (EMPOWERMENT AND SELF GOVERNANCE) ORDER 2018
PART-XIII
ELECTIONS

Section 97 Chief Election Commissioner
(1) There shall be a Chief Election Commissioner to be appointed by the Prime Minister on the advice of Governor in consultation with the Chief Minister on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.

(2) Before entering upon office, the Chief Election Commissioner shall make before the Chief Judge of Gilgit-Baltistan oath in the form set out in the First Schedule.

The Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Election Commissioner (Terms and Conditions) Order, 2014

APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER GILGIT-BALTISTAN

Section 3. Chief Election Commissioner

(1) there shall be a Chief Election Commissioner who shall be appointed by Chairman on advice of Governor.
(2) No person shall be appointed as Chief Election Commissioner Gilgit-Baltistan unless he is, or has been: -

(a) a Judge of Supreme Appellate Court of a Judge of the Chief Court or a Judge of High Court; or
(b) a member of the services of the Federation or Gilgit-Baltistan in Basic Pay scale 20 or above.


(3) the Chief Election Commissioner Shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as may be prescribe by rules.

OATH OF OFFICE

4. Chief Election Commissioner Oath of Office: -Before entering upon office, the Chief Election Commissioner shall make, before the Chief Judge of Supreme Appellate Court, oath in the form set out in the first schedule to the Order.

TERM OF CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER GILGIT-BALTISTAN

5.Terms of office of Chief Election Commissioner---(1) the Chief Election Commissioner shall hold office for a term of three years form the day he enters upon his office and the term of Chief Election Commissioner may be extendable for a further period of one year by the Chairman.

Provided that when a Judge of the Supreme Appellate Court or a Judge of the Chief Court or a Judge of High Court or a member of services of the federation or Gilgit-Baltistan is appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner, in addition to his functions as a Judge, he shall on his retirement as a Judge of Supreme Appellate Court or the Chief Court or High Court, or from Services, as the case may be, shall also cease to function as Chief Election Commissioner;


(2) the Chief Election Commissioner Gilgit-Baltistan shall not be removed from Office except in the manner prescribed in Article 66 of the Order on in case of Judge of High Court in Article 2019 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973, as the case may be, for the removal from office of the Judge of Supreme Appellate Court or the Chief Court or High Court, as the case may be, and in the application of the said Article for the purposes of this clause, any reference in that Article to a Judge shall be construed as a reference to Chief Election Commissioner:

Provided that this clause shall Mutatis Mutandis, and so far as applicable, apply to a member of the services of the Federation or Gilgit-Baltistan, as the case may be.

(3) the terms and conditions of the service of Chief Election Commissioner shall not be varied to his disadvantage during his appointment.

(4) the Chief Election Commissioner may by writing under his hand addressed to the Chairman resign his office.

CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER NOT TO HOLD OFFICE OF PROFIT

7. Chief Election Commissioner not to hold office of profit--- (1) the Chief Election Commissioner shall not-

(a) hold any office of the profit in the services of Federation or Gilgit-Baltistan.

(b) occupy any other position carrying the right of remuneration for the rendering of services.

(2) A person who has held office as Chief Election Commissioner shall not hold any office of profit in the service of federation or Gilgit-Baltistan before the expiry of two years after he has ceased to hold that office.

Provided that this clause shall not be construed as preventing a person who was in the service of federation or Gilgit-Baltistan immediately before his appointment as Chief Election Commissioner from resuming his duties in such service on the expiry of his term as Chief Election Commissioner.

ACTING CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER

8. Acting Chief Election Commissioner--

(1) at any time when

(a) the office of the Chief Election Commissioner is vacant, or

(b) the Chief Election Commissioner is absent or unable to perform the function of his office due to any other cause,
The Chairman may appoint a person, being a person qualified to be appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner, to be acting Chief Election Commissioner.

(2) the Acting Chief Election Commissioner shall ordinarily hold office for a term of three months from the day he enters upon his office and the term of Acting Chief Election Commissioner may be extendable for a further period of three months.

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
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