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Rajiv Kumar is Election Commissioner

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.