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From Presidential Elections to Lok Sabha Elections 2024, they are responsible… Know who is the next Chief Election Commissioner of the country, Rajiv Kumar?


New Delhi: Election Commissioner (Chief Election Commissioner, Rajiv Kumar ,Rajiv Kumar) was appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner on Thursday. 2024 Lok Sabha Elections (Lok Sabha Election 2024) and many assembly elections will be held under his supervision. According to a notification issued by the Law Ministry, he will take over on May 15. The tenure of outgoing Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra ends on May 14.

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju posted this information on his Twitter handle and wished Kumar. “The President is pleased to appoint Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from May 15, 2022, in accordance with clause (2) of Article 324 of the Constitution,” the notification said.

One post in the Election Commission will become vacant after Chandra’s term ends. Born on February 19, 1960, Kumar’s term will end in February 2025 when he attains 65 years of age. As per the law, the Election Commissioner and the Chief Election Commissioner can hold office for six years or till they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. Apart from elections for the post of President and Vice President, the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and several assembly elections will be held during Kumar’s tenure.

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Kumar was the chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) when he was appointed as the Election Commissioner. He took over as the Election Commissioner on September 1, 2020, following the resignation of the then Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa. Kumar, a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Bihar/Jharkhand cadre, retired as an IAS in February 2020.

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