OP Rawat appointed as Chief Election Commissioner of India

OP Rawat appointed as Chief Election Commissioner of India

OP Rawat has appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. He took the charge as new CEC in Delhi today. OP Rawat succeed AK Joti who got retired yesterday. As per the reports, the new Chief election Commission tenure will end in December this year. The 64-year-old, Om Prakash Yadav is one of the two Election Commissioners of India. He was the retired IAS officer of the 1977 batch belonging to the Madhya Pradesh cadre. Om Prakash Rawat has also served as the Public Enterprise Secretary of India.

OP Rawat did postgraduation in MSC from Banaras Hindu University. He had also done the postgraduation in Social Development planning from the UK in 1989. In March 2012, OP Rawat was appointed as the Union Public Enterprise Secretary by (ACC) the appointment committee of the Cabinet. And on 14th August 2015, OP Rawat assumed office as one of the two election commissioners of India. Under his tenure at the Election Commision, there would be the general election to the State legislative assemblies of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bihar, Assam, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal. Despite the presidential elections, his tenure has also marked the Vice-Presidential elections.

Earlier the former Finance Secretary Ashok Lavas was appointed as an election commissioner to replace Om Prakash Rawat. As per the Indian Constitution, the Chief Election Commissioner of the election commissioner will have a six-year of tenure and will hold office at the age of 65 years. And now he is just expecting to hold his tenure until December 2018. In his tenure of the Election Commissioner 2018, the commissioner will mark the Assembly elections in Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. On 21st January 2018, Rawat became the new Chief Election Commissioner after the tenure of AK Joti. Yesterday, the AK Joti retired from the Chief election commissioner post.

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