Ashok Lavasa

Rajiv Kumar takes over as election commissioner

Kumar, a retired 1984-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will have a five-year tenure and retire in 2025.

published on : 1st September 2020

Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed Election Commissioner in place of Ashok Lavasa

President Ram Nath Kovind cleared his appointment with effect from the date he assumes office. His appointment is in place of Lavasa who resigned with effect from August 31.

published on : 21st August 2020

President Ram Nath Kovind accepts Ashok Lavasa's resignation as Election Commissioner

Ashok Lavasa is the second election commissioner to step down from the poll panel before the completion of his term.

published on : 19th August 2020

Ashok Lavasa resigns as Election Commissioner; to join ADB as vice president

Lavasa, the sources said, has sent his resignation to Rashtrapati Bhavan and has requested to be relieved on August 31.

published on : 18th August 2020

Asian Development Bank appoints Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as new vice-president

Lavasa will succeed Diwakar Gupta, whose term will end on August 31.

published on : 15th July 2020

Mask on: CEC Sunil Arora chairs first physical meeting of Election Commission in three months

The meeting was attended by Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra.

published on : 1st June 2020

CEC, fellow commissioners take 30 per cent cut salary cut to fund COVID-19 fight

Union ministers and MPs have recently taken a 30 per cent cut in their salaries and some allowances to fund fight against COVID-19.

published on : 13th April 2020

Election Commission makes fresh push for electoral reforms with Law Ministry

In a meeting with Legislative Secretary G Narayan Raju, EC also discussed linking of voters list or electoral roll with Aadhaar numbers to clean up duplicate entries, a poll panel statement said.

published on : 18th February 2020

EC wants to set new precedent of 'dark secrets', 'secluded chambers': Congress

Congress' comments came a day after the Election Commission (EC) decided not to record the dissents put forward by the members of the "full commission".

published on : 22nd May 2019

I still say transparency is important: EC Ashok Lavasa on his dissent against poll body's clean chits to Modi, Shah

As his demand to record his dissent notes in EC's orders was not met, Lavasa recused himself from cases relating to relating to violations of model code of conduct.

published on : 22nd May 2019