Rajiv Kumar has been sworn in as the 25th Chief Election Commissioner.

Rajiv Kumar assumed the office of Indias 25th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Sunday . Kumar was appointed to the position on Thursday, replacing Sushil Chandra, who resigned from office on May 14 .

New Delhi (Delhi) – On Sunday, Rajiv Kumar assumed the office of India's 25th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) at Nirvachan Sadan, in Delhi.Kumar was appointed to the position on Thursday, replacing Sushil Chandra, who resigned from office on May 14.Shri Rajiv Kumar, India's senior-most election commissioner, has been elected Chief Election Commissioner by the President.According to a letter, Shri Rajiv Kumar will take over the role of Chief Election Commissioner from the 15th May 2022, and Shri Sushil Chandra will follow him in delaying the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner on the 14th May 2022.

He will be responsible for the presidential and vice presidential elections, as well as the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and several assembly elections.Kumar, a 1984-batch Indian Administrative Service officer with the BiharJharkhand group, retired in February 2020.When he was appointed an election commissioner, he was the chair of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), a position that became vacant on September 1, 2020, after then election commissioner Ashok Lavasa's resignation.Kumar has also served as the chairman of the Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), SBI, and NABARD, member of the Economic Intelligence Council (EIC); member of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC); member, Bank Board Bureau (BBB); and member of the Civil Services Board.