New Chief Election Commissioner to take charge on May 15

New Chief Election Commissioner to take charge on May 15

May 13, 2022

New Delhi: Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar was on Thursday appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner. He will assume charge on May 15 after incumbent Sushil Chandra demits Office on May 14, a notification issued by the Law Ministry said.

Kumar was the Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) when he was appointed an Election Commissioner.

He took charge as Election Commissioner on Sept. 1, 2020, after a vacancy was created following the resignation of then Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa.

A 1984-batch Indian Admi-nistrative Service officer of the Bihar/Jharkhand cadre, Kumar superannuated from service in February 2020.


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