Rajiv Kumar takes over as Election Commissioner


New Delhi, September 1

Former bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday assumed cost as the brand new Election Commissioner.

He takes the place vacated by Ashok Lavasa who joins the Asian Development Bank as vp.

Kumar, a retired 1984-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, may have a five-year tenure and retire in 2025.

He will preside over the following Lok Sabha polls in 2024.

According to guidelines, an Election Commissioner has six years on the put up or until he turns 65, whichever is earlier. Kumar was born in February, 1960.

During the span of greater than 36 years of service, Kumar has labored in varied ministries on the Centre and his state cadre of earlier Bihar after which Jharkhand.

He retired because the Union Finance Secretary in February this yr and was appointed Chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) on April 29.

Despite disruptions resulting from COVID-19, greater than 40 choices had been made in only a span of two months via digital and bodily interview course of throughout his brief keep on the public sector headhunter.

Kumar has additionally served as Establishment Officer, Department of Personnel and Training, and previous to that Joint Secretary, Department of Expenditure.

His earlier assignments embrace Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Forests and likewise Education Department within the state cadre. PTI



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