Govt appoints Rajiv Kumar as new Chief Election Commissioner, to take charge on May 15

The Govt on Thursday named senior-most Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar as Chief Election Commissioner, who will succeed occupant Sushil Chandra on May 15, when he demits office after fruition of his residency.

Reporting the choice, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju in a Twitter post said, “In compatibility of Clause (2) of Article 324 of the Constitution, the President is satisfied to select Shri Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Election Commissioner with impact from the fifteenth May, 2022.” The Minister additionally hoped everything would turn out great for Kumar for his new obligation.

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In an authority press note, the Ministry of Law and Justice said, “The President is satisfied to delegate Rajiv Kumar, the senior-most Election Commissioner, as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India. Kumar will expect the charge of the workplace of the Chief Election Commissioner with impact from May 15, bad habit Sushil Chandra subsequent upon his demitting the workplace of the Chief Election Commissioner on May 14.”

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