Election officials have been told in writing about a change to their duties in view of the indefinite postponement of the postal voting for the local government polls.
The commissioner general of elections has instructed that normal duty hours will apply for the staff from Monday and overtime payments for election duties suspended.
All election offices will be kept closed at weekends and on public holidays.
The services of casual workers and those recalled from retirement as well as vehicle rentals are on hold since yesterday (18) as well.
However, police protection will continue for the offices until further notice.
Meanwhile, the Constitutional Council is in the process of selecting members for independent commissions.
Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has told ‘Deshaya’ the CC’s three civil society members will recommend the qualified applicants without interviews being held.