Achal Kumar Joti retires as Chief Election Commissioner after heading EC for six months
Achal Kumar Joti on Monday demitted the office of the Chief Election Commissioner after heading the poll body for six months
New Delhi: Achal Kumar Joti on Monday demitted the office of the Chief Election Commissioner after heading the poll body for six months.
He came under attack from the opposition at least twice in his short tenure at the helm of affairs at the poll panel.
The commission's decision to delay the Gujarat polls to allow local authorities carry out relief work in the aftermath of floods came under attack from the opposition which alleged it was done to help the ruling BJP.
On Friday, just days before his term ended, the poll panel opined to the president to disqualify 20 Delhi AAP MLAs for holding posts of parliamentary secretaries, which EC said was office of profit which a lawmaker should not hold.
Officials who worked under him since he joined the EC in 2015 say he is particular about details and is behind several decisions to fast-track clearances required by political parties for electioneering.
A former IAS of the Gujarat cadre, he maintained a low-profile in the poll body.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced his government's decision to repeal the three farm laws over which the farmers have been protesting over the past year
BJP Uttar Pradesh Social Media Head Ankit Chandel said the main objective of the 'Fark Saaf Hai (difference is clear)' is to highlight the way the BJP government in the state "has worked tirelessly" and the difference it has made to the lives of people
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet also continued the tenure of 1990 batch IAS officer Ganji Kamala V. Rao to the post of MD, ITDC