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Retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar appointed election commissioner

He will succeed Ashok Lavasa who resigned

PTI New Delhi Published 21.08.20, 11:32 PM
Outgoing election commissioner Ashok Lavasa

Outgoing election commissioner Ashok Lavasa Wikipedia

Retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was on Friday appointed 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 August 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 August 31,” an official notification of the ministry of law and justice said.

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

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