Delhi/Bhubaneswar: May 12: Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar was today appointed as the next chief election commissioner.
He will assume charge on May 15 after incumbent Sushil Chandra demits office on May 14, a notification issued by the Law Ministry said.
The Press Communique’ issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice said:
The President is pleased to appoint Shri Rajiv Kumar the senior-most Election Commissioner, as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India. Shri Rajiv Kumar will assume the charge of the office of the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 15th May 2022 vice Shri Sushil Chandra consequent upon his demitting the Office of the Chief Election Commissioner on the 14th May 2022.