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Om Prakash Rawat New Election Commisioner India 2015, Om Prakash Rawat Election Commissioner of India, EC CEC of India 2015 2016 2017 2018, Election Commissioner for elections in Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Puducherry, Assam, Uttarakhand, Punj

Om Prakash Rawat New Election Commisioner India 2015, Om Prakash Rawat Election Commissioner of India, EC CEC of India 2015 2016 2017 2018, Election Commissioner for elections in Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Puducherry, Assam, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

16th August 2015: Om Prakash Rawat today assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner. During his tenure at Election Commission, there would be elections to assemblies of Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Puducherry, Assam, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

Besides this Presidential as well as Vice-Presidential elections would also be held under his tenure.

With Rawat's appointment, the sole vacancy in the three- member poll body has been filled. His appointment comes days before the poll watchdog takes a call on announcing the schedule for Bihar assembly polls.

He will have a tenure of more than three years which will end in December, 2018.

An EC or a CEC has a tenure of six years in office or till he or she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. A former IAS officer of the 1977 batch, he served at various posts in Madhya Pradesh

source: indiatimes.com

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