Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar To Take Over As New Chief Election Commissioner
Rajiv Kumar, former finance secretary, will take over as the new chief election commissioner on May 15. He takes over the top post from Sushil Chandra. Chandra's tenure will end on May 14. Rajiv Kumar is an Indian Administrative Service officer from the 1984 batch. He has served in a number of ministries at the federal level as well as in his home states of Bihar and Jharkhand.