ECI Will Not Shy Away From Tough Decisions, Says India’s New CEC Rajiv Kumar

New Delhi: Rajiv Kumar assumed charge as 25th Chief Election
Commissioner of India at Nirvachan Sadan, here on Sunday.

After assuming charge as CEC, Kumar said “The Commission will follow the time-tested and democratic methods of consultations and consensus building in bringing about any major reforms responsible under the Constitution, ECI will not shy away from tough decisions.”

Kumar also said technology will further be made the major instrument for simplification of election processes and practices for bringing about transparency and ease of voter services for better election management and

Kumar has been serving as Election Commissioner since September 2020. During his tenure as Election Commissioner, elections have been held for State Assemblies of Bihar in 2020, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal amidst Covid concerns in March-April 2021 and also elections to Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh recently in early 2022.

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