The Election Commission (EC) has sought more than Rs. 60 million from the Treasury for overtime payment of its staff so far this year, according to ‘Mawbima’.
As per a document referred to the Finance Ministry for approval, the EC’s recurrent expenditure stands at more than Rs. 90 million.
These also include casual payments, payments for retirees recalled for service, holiday pay and utility bill payments.
A ministry spokesman said that despite funds being allocated from 2023 budget, releasing funds will be difficult in view of the financial issues.