Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar has been 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.
Putting the notification in public domain, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju extended his best wishes to Kumar.
In pursuance of clause (2) of article 324 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Rajiv Kumar as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 15th May, 2022.
My best wishes to Shri Rajiv Kumar pic.twitter.com/QnFLRLiVPm
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) May 12, 2022
Rajiv Kumar is a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer.