Kumar Jyoti appointed as Election Commissioner


Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Retired IAS officer Achal Kumar Jyoti as the Election Commissioner for a period of three years. Achal Kumar Jyoti is Former Gujarat chief secretary and he has been appointed as Election Commissioner, filling one of the two vacant positions in the commission.

  1. Achal Kumar Jyoti is retired IAS officer of the 1975 batch and was former Chief Secretary of Gujarat.
  2. Earlier, Kumar Jyoti had worked as the Managing Director of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited.
  3. Kumar Jyoti was born on 23 January 1953 in India and he also had served as Chairman of Kandla Port Trust from 1999 to 2004.
  4. The Election Commission of India was established on 25 January 1950 and later known as National Voters Day. The Election Commission of India is an autonomous.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 14, 2015