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Rajiv Kumar appointed as Election Commissioner

Date: 23 August 2020 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar, who retired earlier this year, was appointed election commissioner on Friday. Kumar will be the chief election commissioner (CEC) in the next general election in 2024, going by the seniority convention.
  • Kumar, a retired 1984-batch IAS officer from Jharkhand cadre, fills up the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ashok Lavasa, who will be moving to Manila as vice-president of Asian Development Bank.
  • Kumar, as per the seniority principle, will take over as CEC when Sushil Chandra retires in May 2022. He will have a tenure of two years and nine months in the top post.