Rajeev Kumar replaces Ashok Lavasa as Election Commissioner

Former Finance Secretary and IAS officer Rajeev Kumar took over as the new Election Commissioner (EC) on Tuesday.

Rajeev Kumar, Jharkhand Cadre retired IAS, has replaced Ashok Lavasa who resigned from the post earlier this month to join as the vice president of Asian Development Bank.

Kumar, who retired as the Finance Secretary on April 29 this year, was appointed as Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) for a period of three years. He has more than 30 years of background in public policy and administration in several sectors. Kumar holds BSc and LLB degrees, along with Masters in Public Policy and Sustainability.

As Chief Election Commissioner, Kumar is expected to oversee the next general election in 2024.

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