Ex-bureaucrat UPS Madan takes over as State Election Commissioner of Maharashtra

Madan replaces J S Saharia, who has completed his five -year tenure in the top post at the State Election Commission.

Published: 05th September 2019 05:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2019 05:58 PM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra State Election Commissioner, UPS Madan

Maharashtra State Election Commissioner, UPS Madan (Photo | @jagdishtmore, Twitter)

By PTI

MUMBAI: Retired bureaucrat UPS Madan on Thursday took over as the 6th State Election Commissioner of Maharashtra.

Madan replaces J S Saharia, who has completed his five -year tenure in the top post at the State Election Commission (SEC).

Madan, a 1983-batch IAS officer, has held various important posts during his decades-long career, including that of Maharashtra's Chief Secretary.

The former bureaucrat has a long experience in the administration having worked as a Zilla Parishad CEO, district collector, Additional Chief Secretary, State Electoral Officer, MMRDA commissioner and MHADA CEO before becoming the Chief Secretary.

Madan, who retired earlier this year, took charge of his new assignment on Thursday.

Saharia's term ended on September 4, a SEC statement said.

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