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NITI Aayog Former VC Rajiv Kumar appointed as Chief Election Commissioner to take over from May 15

By Priyanka Verma 
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NITI Aayog Former VC Rajiv Kumar appointed as Chief Election Commissioner to take over from May 15

New Delhi: Former NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson Rajiv Kumar is appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner of the Election Commission of India (ECI) with effect from the 15th May, 2022.

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He will take up the post after incumbent Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra demits his office on May 14, 2022. He has been an Election Commissioner of the ECI since September 1, 2020.

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju extended his best wishes to Kumar.

“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.” In Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted.

Work Experience

Rajiv Kumar, who is an IAS officer of 1984 batch of Jharkhand cadre, was appointed as Election Commissioner in August 2020.

Kumar has widespread administrative experience in more than 30 years of service during which he held various important assignments including the Administrative postings in his home state of Jharkhand. He also worked in the Central government in various capacities.

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Kumar was posted as Joint Secretary and then Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance from March 19, 2012, to March 12, 2015.

Later he took over as Establishment Officer & Additional/Special Secretary, Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pension, D/o Personnel & Training from March 12, 2015, till August 30, 2017.

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