19-06-2021 | 16:22 PM
Anup Chandra Pandey
• The Union government appointed 1984-batch IAS officer Anup Chandra Pandey, the former chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, as an election commissioner, taking the Election Commission of India to its full strength.
• He was appointed to the position after the retirement of former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora.
• He retired from civil services in August 2019. He had served as Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He also worked as the Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner of UP.
• Election Commission is an autonomous constitutional authority that administers Union & State election processes in India.