In Note 464/Inst/2008/EPS dated 19th Sept, 2008, under item v) the Election Commission of India has stated that,
"Unless otherwise advised, the polling parties shall be formed out of the State Govt. employees. The Central Govt. employees including PSUs and Banks, etc shall be utilized for selecting suitable persons as Micro Observers."
My question is that if someone belongs to an autonomous body under a Central Ministry, can they without specific advise from the ECI to the Chief Electoral Officer/ District Electoral Officer, be made part of a polling party? If he has been issued an appointment order, is he within his rights to refuse the appointment or to seek alternate posting as micro-observer etc based on the above note from the ECI.
Thanks in advance for any clarifications