Om Prakash Rawat has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner of India.
According to an official release from law ministry, Om Prakash Rawat, who is now an Election Commissioner, will be succeed the outgoing Achal Kumar Joti, who will be retiring tomorrow. As the position of Rawat falls vacant, Ashok Lavasa, a former finance secretary and an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1980 batch, has been appointed as an Election Commissioner. Sunil Arora is currently the other Election Commissioner’.
It should be noted that Om Prakash Rawat, a retired IAS officer of the 1977 batch, has previously served as joint secretary in the Ministry of Defence and many other key positions in the union and Madhya Pradesh governments. He was appointed as an Election Commissioner in August 2015. He will be the 22nd Chief Election Commissioner of India. AK Joti, who is retiring from his post tomorrow, was the Chief Election Commissioner since June 2017.