Om Prakash Rawat

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Om Prakash Rawat
Shri Om Prakash Rawat (cropped).jpg
Rawat taking charge as the Chief Election Commissioner of India, in January 2018
22nd Chief Election Commissioner of India
In office
23 January 2018 – 1 December 2018
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Preceded byAchal Kumar Jyoti
Succeeded bySunil Arora
Election Commissioner of India
In office
14 August 2015 – 22 January 2018
Public Enterprise Secretary of India
In office
3 March 2012 – 31 December 2013
Personal details
Born
Om Prakash Rawat

(1953-12-02) 2 December 1953 (age 65)
Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
OccupationRetired IAS Officer
AwardsAn awardee of state government's 'recognition of forest rights' in 2009.

Om Prakash Rawat (born 2 December 1953) is a retired 1977 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre who served as 22nd Chief Election Commissioner of India.[1][2] He has also served as one of the two Election Commissioners of India and the Public Enterprise Secretary of India.

Education[edit]

Rawat is a graduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MSc) in physics from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (BHU),[3][4][5] and has postgraduate degree (MSc) in social development planning,[3][4][5] which he did in 1989 in the United Kingdom.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

As an IAS officer[edit]

Rawat served in various positions for both the Government of India and the Government of Madhya Pradesh such as Principal Secretary (Commerce and Industries), Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Principal Secretary (Woman and Child Development) Principal Secretary (Tribal Welfare), Vice Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority, Excise Commissioner of Madhya Pradesh, and as the district magistrate and collector of Narsinghpur and Indore districts in the Madhya Pradesh government;[3][4][5] and as the Union Public Enterprise Secretary, and as a joint secretary in the Ministry of Defence in the Indian government.[3][4][5]

Public Enterprise Secretary[edit]

Rawat was appointed as the Union Public Enterprise Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet in March 2012, he assumed office on 3 March 2012,[3][4] and demitted it on and superannuation from service on 31 December 2013.[3][4]

Post retirement[edit]

Election Commissioner of India[edit]

Rawat taking charge as an Election Commissioner of India in August 2015

Rawat assumed office as one of the two Election Commissioners of India on 14 August 2015.[6][7][8][9] During his tenure at the Election Commission of India, elections to state legislative assemblies of Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Puducherry, Assam, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh were held. Besides, presidential as well as vice-presidential elections were also be held during his stint with the Election Commission of India.[6][7]

Chief Election Commissioner of India[edit]

As the senior-most Election Commissioner, post the retirement of Achal Kumar Jyoti, Rawat was announced to be the next Chief Election Commissioner on 21 January 2018.[10][11][12][13][14] Rawat assumed charge as the Chief Election Commissioner of India on 23 January 2018.[15][16][17] He retired from the post on 1st December 2018 on attaining 65 years of age.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President Kovind appoints Sunil Arora as new Chief Election Commissioner". 26 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  2. ^ "O P Rawat new CEC, former finance secretary Lavasa named EC". The Indian Express. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Om Prakash Rawat - Executive Record Sheet". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Sh. Om Prakash Rawat takes over as new Election Commissioner of India" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Election Commissioner - Shri Om Prakash Rawat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Om Prakash Rawat takes over as new Election Commissioner of India". Press Information Bureau of India. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Om Prakash Rawat assumes charge as the new Election Commissioner". The Economic Times. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Om Prakash Rawat appointed as the new Election Commissioner". India Today. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Sh. Om Prakash Rawat Takes Over as New Election Commissioner of India". Business Standard. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Om Prakash Rawat to succeed AK Joti as new Chief Election Commissioner". The Indian Express. New Delhi. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Om Prakash Rawat to take over as chief election commissioner on January 23". The Times of India. New Delhi. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Om Prakash Rawat appointed new Chief Election Commissioner; Ashok Lavasa named commissioner". The Financial Express. New Delhi. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  13. ^ Bose, Abhimanyu, ed. (21 January 2018). "Om Prakash Rawat Appointed New Chief Election Commissioner". NDTV. New Delhi. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  14. ^ "OP Rawat to be next Chief Election Commissioner, to succeed AK Joti". Daily News and Analysis. New Delhi. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Subject: Shri O. P. Rawat takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner" (PDF). Election Commission of India. New Delhi. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  16. ^ Phandis, Ashwini (23 January 2018). "O P Rawat assumes charge as CEC". Business Line. New Delhi: The Hindu. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  17. ^ "O P Rawat takes charge as new CEC". Deccan Herald. New Delhi. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Sunil Arora takes over as Chief Election Commissioner, will oversee 2019 polls". 2 December 2018.

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