Andhra Pradesh

Ramesh Kumar takes office as new Andhra SEC

Retired bureaucrat Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar today assumed charge as the State Election Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh here.

An Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1982 batch, Mr. Ramesh retired from service yesterday on attaining the age of superannuation.

He was holding the post of Special Chief Secretary to the Governor prior to his retirement.

Mr. Ramesh Kumar, who hails from Guntur district in coastal Andhra served in important positions, including the Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, during his career.

He became the first SEC of AP after the state bifurcation in 2014.

The State Election Commission is primarily tasked with the responsibility of conducting elections to Urban Local Bodies and Panchayat Raj Institutions.

“Elections to majority of the local bodies have been completed in 2014 itself, prior to the state’s bifurcation.

Elections to a few ULBs are pending which we will try to complete shortly,” he told reporters after assuming charge.

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