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The tenure of Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra ends on May 14. Rajiv Kumar will replace him.
Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar (Rajiv Kumar) on Thursday the next Chief Election Commissioner of the country (CECThe official announcement of appointment has been made. Law Ministry (Law MinistryAccording to a notification issued by him, he will take over on May 15. CEC Sushil Chandra (Sushil Chandra)’s term ends on May 14. Rajiv Kumar will replace him.
Rajiv Kumar took charge as the Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India on September 1, 2020. Rajiv Kumar was the chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) before assuming the charge of the Election Commission. He took over as the chairman of PESB in April 2020. Rajiv Kumar is a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Bihar/Jharkhand cadre and has retired in February 2020.
- Rajiv Kumar was born on February 19, 1960. He has done B.Sc, LLB, PGDM and MA in Public Policy.
- Rajeev Kumar has a vast experience of more than 38 years in the service of the Government of India, during which he worked in various Ministries in the Central and State cadres in the areas of Social Sector, Environment & Forests, Human Resources, Finance and Banking etc. has done.
- During his tenure as Finance Secretary-cum-Secretary, (September 2017 – February 2020) in the Department of Financial Services, Government of India, he was entrusted with overseeing banking, insurance and pension reforms. Kumar supervised the financial services sector and played a key role in reforms.
- Beginning to curb black money in several sectors, Rajiv Kumar had frozen the bank accounts of around 3.38 lakh shell companies that were being used to build wealth.
- Rajeev Kumar had implemented the scheme of unexpected recapitalization program for PSBs with an amount of Rs 2.11 lakh crore to ensure availability of adequate amount of capital to Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and prevent defaulters.
- Rajiv Kumar is credited with transforming the banking sector and in a short span of time laying the foundation for the effect that lenders and borrowers have to strictly adhere to credit standards.
- Rajiv Kumar has been a director of the Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), State Bank of India and NABARD. He is a member of the Economic Intelligence Council (EIC), a member of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC), a member of the Banks Board Bureau (BBB), a member of the Financial Sector Regulatory Appointments Search Committee (FSRASC) and along with many such other boards and committees. He has also been a member of the Civil Services Board.
- Rajeev Kumar has made an unprecedented contribution in formulating and embodying the concept of merger and acquisition of banks in the financial sector. He also streamlined the National Pension System (NPS), which benefited about 18 lakh central government employees. In addition, he also ensured other tax reliefs.
- Rajeev Kumar has been highly committed to bring transparency in the area of law and existing policy by using technology or making necessary amendments, eliminating information arbitrage and protecting vulnerable sections of the society.
- Rajiv Kumar has also been the Establishment Officer in the Department of Personnel and Training from 2015 to 2017 and before that he has also worked as Joint Secretary in the Department of Expenditure. He has also held the portfolio of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Forests and Department of Education in the State Cadre.
- He played a leading role in promoting honesty and integrity and making transparent the personnel management of the Government of India. He was also a member of the task force set up for the reorganization of NITI Aayog and on the basis of its report, the present structure of NITI Aayog was approved.
- During the years 2001 to 2007, Kumar, as Director and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, drafted the Scheduled Tribes (Reorganization of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005 and was part of Article 275 of the Constitution for the development of Scheduled and TSP areas. (1) were responsible for special central assistance and grants to the states under
- Has been the director of primary education in Bihar, has been the director of industries in Bihar. He has also served as Deputy Commissioner, District Development Commissioner, ADM (Law and Order) and SDM.
- Rajeev Kumar loves mountain trekking. He has trekked and crossed many passes in the Himalayas in Ladakh, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Sikkim etc., Western Ghats, Palghat, etc.
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