OP Rawat appointed next CEC

ANI | Updated: Jan 21, 2018 19:22 IST

New Delhi, [India], Jan. 21: Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner, and he will replace incumbent Achal Kumar Jyoti.

Rawat will assume office on Tuesday, according to a notice issued by the Law Ministry on Saturday.

Jyoti would demit office on Tuesday after attaining the age 65.

Born on December 2, 1953, Rawat is a 1977 batch IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre.

During his over the three-decade-long career, he has served at various levels, both at state and Centre. Besides serving in Defence and Heavy Industries ministries, Rawat had also been Principal Secretary to then Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babu Lal Gaur from 2004 and 2006.

Also, Ashok Lavasa, a 1980-batch IAS officer of the Haryana cadre, has been appointed as the next Election Commissioner and will fill the sole vacancy in the three-member ECI created with Rawat's appointment. (ANI)

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