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Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar Appointed As Election Commissioner

New Delhi: Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar, who carried out a lot of PM Narendra Modi’s pet tasks of economic inclusion, was on Friday appointed an Election Commissioner, rather than Ashok Lavasa.

A 1984 batch Jharkhand cadre IAS officer, Rajiv Kumar will take cost “with effect from with the date he assumes office vice Ashok Lavasa, Election Commissioner who has resigned with effect from 31st August, 2020,” in accordance with a notification by the Ministry of Regulation and Justice.

Lavasa had on Tuesday despatched his resignation as Election Commissioner to the President, as he has been chosen as Vice President of the Asian Improvement Financial institution.

Solely this April, the Appointments Committee of the Cupboard had authorised Rajiv Kumar’s appointment because the Public Enterprises Choice Board Chairperson for a interval of three years.

Rajiv Kumar has usually been credited with bringing in reforms in banking in addition to within the forms throughout his stints within the Finance Ministry and the Ministry of Personnel respectively. He’s believed to have performed a key position in merging 10 public sector banks into 4.

Earlier than taking on because the Finance Secretary, he earned the federal government’s belief by enjoying a key position in implementing Modi‘s flagship schemes comparable to Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Mudra mortgage scheme, amongst others.


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