Election Commission Current Affairs - 2020

Delimitation Panel to visit four NE states and Jammu and Kashmir

The Delimitation Panel that was set up to redraw constituencies of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir is to visit the states the Union Territory to prepare a broad framework of delimitation exercise. Highlights The Delimitation Panel will redraw the constituencies based on the 2011 census. It will also work on increasing Read More…

Rajiv Kumar, former finance secretary appointed as Election Commissioner

On August 21, 2020, the former finance secretary was appointed as the Election Commissioner. The outgoing Election Commission Ashol Lavasa is to join the Asian Development Bank as its vice president. Highlights Mr Kumar has 30 years of experience in public policy and administration in several sectors. He holds LLB and BSc degrees along with Read More…

Maharashtra’s First Woman Election Commissioner passed away

On July 16, 2020 the former IAS officer and the first woman election commissioner of Maharashtra Smt Neela Satyanarayan passed away. The 1972 batch officer was admitted at the Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai after she was diagnosed with COVID-19. Highlights Neela Satyanarayan retired in 2014. She has penned more than 150 songs. Also, she has Read More…

ADB appoints Ashok Lavasa as new Vice President

On July 15, 2020, Ashok Lavasa was appointed as the vice president of Asian Development Bank. Highlights Ashok Lavasa, a 1980 batch retired IAS officer. He was serving as the Election Commissioner and is next in line to become Chief Election Commissioner. He has now been appointed as Vice President of ADB for Public-Private Partnerships Read More…

Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan passed away

Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan, the man behind several electoral reforms passed away due to a cardiac arrest. He was 87 years old and was not well for the past couple of years. He was the 10th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He served between 1990 and 1996 About TN Seshan TN Seshan was a 1955 batch Read More…