Rajiv Kumar Appointed Chief Election Commissioner

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Published: May 12,2022 03:54 PM
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Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar was today appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner

May 12, 2022: Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar was today 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.



“In pursuance of clause (2) of article 324 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 15th May, 2022. My best wishes to Shri Rajiv Kumar," Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted.



Kumar, a 1984 batch IAS officer, has been serving as the Election Commissioner in ECI since  September 1, 2020. 



Kumar has also served as Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board and Secretary Department of Financial Services among other senior positions in the government before joining the Election Commission.



He had superannuated from the Indian Administrative Service in February 2020.