Ashok Lavasa steps down as Election Commissioner of India

Ashok Lavasa has stepped down as the Election Commissioner of India. He has submitted his resignation to President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. Lavasa is set to join the Philippines-based Asian Development Bank as the vice-president from September 2020. He will succeed the incumbent vice-president Diwakar Gupta, who is in charge of private sector operations, and public-private partnerships.

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Ashok Lavasa is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Haryana cadre (Batch 1980) and assumed charge as the Election Commissioner of India on 23rd January, 2018. He is renowned for his contribution to good governance and policy reform initiatives. He has also awarded with the International Alumnus Impact Award in 2019 from Southern Cross University, Australia.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Election Commissioner of India: Sunil Arora.
  • President of Asian Development Bank: Masatsugu Asakawa.

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