The Hindu

Rajiv Kumar is Election Commission­er

- Special Correspond­ent

Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar was on Friday appointed as Election Commission­er by the Centre. Mr. Kumar has been appointed in place of Ashok Lavasa, who has resigned to join the Asian Developmen­t of Bank.

Mr. Kumar is an ex-IAS officer of the 1984 batch of Jharkhand cadre. After retirement, he was appointed as Chairperso­n of the Public Sector Enterprise­s Selection Board, which selects top officials for PSUs.

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