Rajiv Kumar, Senior Election Commissioner was today appointed as the next chief election commissioner by His Excellency President Ram Nath Kovind of the Republic of India. Shree Rajiv Kumar took charge as Election Commissioner in ECI on 1st September 2020. Before assuming charge in Election Commission he was the Chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board. After which he joined as Chairman PESB in April 2020. Also, he is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of Bihar/Jharkhand cadre 1984 batch. Who was superannuated from the Indian Administrative Service in February 2020.
He will be assuming charge as the official incumbent in charge on May 15. However, Sushil Chandra will demit office on May 14 in issuance to the notification issued by the Law Ministry said.
“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.” Tweeted Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of Law and Justice of India
A press note by the Government further confirmed the same and Kiren Rijiju, the Minister of Law and Justice of India shared the same. Extending his wishes to the newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar.