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Govt Appoints Gyanesh Kumar, Sukhbir Sandhu as Election Commissioners

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Hours after a high-level committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met to fill the two openings in the Election Commission of India (ECI), which was only staffed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar before the new appointments, the government announced on Thursday that former bureaucrats Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu would be serving as election commissioners.

“The President is pleased to appoint Shri Gyanesh Kumar, IAS (Retd.) and Dr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, IAS (Retd.) as Election Commissioners in the Election Commission of India with effect from the date they assume charge of their office,” the Ministry of Law and Justice said in a notification, a screenshot of which was shared by news agency PTI.

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