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ECI appointed Anand Kumar as Rajasthan Chief Election Officer 'CEO': Details



ECI appointed Anand Kumar as Rajasthan Chief Election Officer 'CEO': Details, Service Career

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on 31st August 2018, nominated senior IAS officer Anand Kumar as the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Rajasthan replacing Ashwini Bhagat.

The ECI in consultation with the government of Rajasthan nominated Kumar on the post with effect from the date he takes charge and until further orders. The decision comes a barely months ahead of Assembly elections in the state, which is due to this year-end.

Anand Kumar, who was posted as principal secretary of the medical education department in Rajasthan, replaces Ashwin Bhagat who was holding the post since November 2016.

Anand Kumar hails from Rewari district of Haryana and has held several top posts in state government.

Anand Kumar was the district collector in six districts of the state and was also the secretary and commissioner of the Panchayati Raj department.

Rajasthan (India)

Formation: 30 March 1949

Capital: Jaipur

Largest City: Jaipur

Official Languages: Hindi

Districts: 33

Governor: Kalyan Singh

Chief Minister: Vasundhara Raje


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