New Delhi, May 12 President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday appointed Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar as Chief Election Commissioner.
Kumar will be replacing Sushil Chandra, who will assume charge on May 15.
“The President is pleased to appoint Rajiv Kumar, the senior-most Election Commissioner, as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India,” the Law Ministry said in a statement here.
“Rajiv Kumar will assume the charge of office of the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from May 15, 2022, consequent upon demitting the Office of the Chief Election Commissioner of Sushil Chandra on May 14, 2022,” it added.
Putting the notification in public domain, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju extended his best wishes to Kumar.