Rajiv Kumar becomes the new Election Commissioner of India
Former finance secretary and retired IAS officer Rajiv Kumar took over as the new Election Commissioner of India on Tuesday. He is a member of the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, seven Election Commission of India.
ANI twitted on its official account: “Rajeev Kumar assumes charge as the new Election Commissioner of India. He joins the Election Commission of India with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra.”
The Union Ministry of Law and Justice has approved Rajiv Kumar for the post of Election Commissioner on 21 August. Ashok Lavasa, who resigned from this post, will take over at the Asian Development Bank.
Rajiv Kumar took charge before Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra. Rajiv Kumar, a 1984 batch IAS officer, is interested in Indian classical and devotional music. He was born on 19 February 1960. He holds degrees in BSc, LLB, PGDM, MA, and Lokniti.
Rajiv Kumar has a lot of experience in the social sector, environment, and forests, human resources, finance, and banking sectors. Kumar retired as Union Finance Secretary in 2020. He then served as Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board from 2020 to 31 August 2020.