Rajiv Kumar has been named India's 25th Chief Election Commissioner.

Rajiv Kumar assumed the position of chief election commissioner in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tripura, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Jammu and Kashmir . Kumar, a 1984-batch Indian Administrative Service officer in the BiharJharkhand cadre, was discharged from the IAS in February 2020 .

During his tenure, Rajiv Kumar assumed the position of chief election commissioner in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Jammu and Kashmir, bringing the total number of seats in the UT to 90.It comes at a time when the poll panel decisions have been chastised by the mainstream parties in the Valley.It would also ease access to elections in the Union Territory, which has no elected parliament since 2018, including a slew of reforms, including the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which called for voluntary linking of numbers with voter cards.The commission began to focus on the principle of remote voting in February 2020.

Kumar, who was born on February 19, 1960, served as the Public Enterprises Selection Board for five months, and he has more than 37 years of experience serving for the government in the fields of finance, social security, environment, and forests, human resources, and forest management, as well as the bank board of India's Finance Department, as well as the Civil Services Board, among other similar boards and committees.He owes it to him that the National Pension System was simplified by increasing the central government's mandatory contribution and giving citizens more flexibility in selecting pension funds and spending choices, as well as tax reliefs.