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Retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar appointed EC

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Aug 21: Retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was appointed the election commissioner (EC) on Friday in place of Ashok Lavasa, who has resigned.

President Ram Nath Kovind cleared Kumar�s appointment with effect from the date of his assuming office. Kumar�s appointment is in place of Lavasa, who resigned with effect from August 31.

Kumar, a retired 1984-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will have a five-year tenure and retire in 2025. He is likely to preside over the next Lok Sabha polls in 2024.

According to rules, an election commissioner has six years on the post or till he turns 65, whichever is earlier. Kumar was born in February, 1960. Kumar is currently the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). His tenure, which started on April 29, was to end on April 28, 2023.

Kumar had earlier served as the finance secretary from September 1, 2017 to February 29, 2020. He has served the finance ministry and other ministries of the central government since March, 2012. � PTI

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Retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar appointed EC

NEW DELHI, Aug 21: Retired bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was appointed the election commissioner (EC) on Friday in place of Ashok Lavasa, who has resigned.

President Ram Nath Kovind cleared Kumar�s appointment with effect from the date of his assuming office. Kumar�s appointment is in place of Lavasa, who resigned with effect from August 31.

Kumar, a retired 1984-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will have a five-year tenure and retire in 2025. He is likely to preside over the next Lok Sabha polls in 2024.

According to rules, an election commissioner has six years on the post or till he turns 65, whichever is earlier. Kumar was born in February, 1960. Kumar is currently the chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). His tenure, which started on April 29, was to end on April 28, 2023.

Kumar had earlier served as the finance secretary from September 1, 2017 to February 29, 2020. He has served the finance ministry and other ministries of the central government since March, 2012. � PTI

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