Anup Chandra Pandey, a retired IAS officer of the 1984 batch, and the former chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh appointed as Election Commissioner. This restores ECI to its full strength as a 3-member commission.
As per the reports, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar are the other two members of the poll panel, which saw a vacancy after CEC Sunil Arora demitted office in April this year. The notification issued late on Tuesday.
The first assembly election that comes under Panday will be incidentally Uttar Pradesh, his home cadre, along with Punjab, Goa, Manipur, and Uttarakhand in 2022.