Retired Bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar Appointed India’s Election Commissioner
Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. (Photo: PTI)

Retired Bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar Appointed India’s Election Commissioner

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Retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was on Friday appointed as election commissioner in place of Ashok Lavasa who resigned.

President Ram Nath Kovind cleared his appointment with effect from the date he assumes office. His appointment is in place of Lavasa who resigned with effect from Aug. 31.

“In pursuance of clause (2) of article 324 of the Constitution, the president is pleased to appoint Shri Rajiv Kumar, (IAS retired) as the election commissioner with effect from the date he assumes the office vice Shri Ashok Lavasa, election commissioner who has resigned with effect Aug. 31,” an official notification of the Ministry of Law and Justice said.

Also read: Ashok Lavasa Resigns As Election Commissioner, To Join ADB As Vice President

Rajiv Kumar is a retired IAS officer of 1984 batch of Jharkhand cadre.

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