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).
Shri. U. P. S. Madan has taken over the charge of State Election Commissioner, Maharashtra. He has served as Chief Secretary, MMRDA Commissioner, CEO, MHADA, Chief Electoral Officer etc.— Jagdish More (@jagdishtmore) September 5, 2019
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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.