Om Prakash Rawat to succeed AK Joti as CEC, Ashok Lawasa new election commissioner

Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was appointed the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Sunday while former finance secretary Ashok Lawasa was made the election commissioner, according to a report in ANI.

Rawat replaces Achal Kumar Joti who was appointed as CEC on 4 July, 2017, and is set to retire on Monday.

According to News 18, Rawat, who is set to take charge on Tuesday, is a 1977-batch IAS officer from the Madhya Pradesh cadre.

He became a part of the Election Commission in August 2015.

The appointment of the election commissioner was made as a vacancy would have arisen in the three-member poll panel after the retirement of Joti on Monday.

Sunil Arora is the other election commissioner.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Jan 22, 2018 06:38:45 IST