Gujarat cadre IAS Ajay Bhadoo appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner of ECI

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Senior bureaucrat Ajay Bhadoo has been appointed as the Deputy Election Commissioner of the Election Commission of India. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the senior bureaucrat’s candidature on Sunday.

Ajay Bhadoo, a 1999-batch Gujarat cadre Indian Administrative Officer (IAS) officer, has been appointed as the deputy election commissioner of the poll body of India until July 24, 2024, a government notification stated.

“Appointment of Ajay Bhadoo, IAS (GJ: 1999), as Deputy Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five years up to 24/07/2024 or until further orders, which is earlier,” a press release by the Secretariat of the Committee read.

The update is a part of a senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle wherein joint secretaries in the central government department were appointed too. As many as 35 civil servants were rejigged through a government order.

His two-month extension as Joint Secretary in the President’s Secretariat ended on September 25. He was appointed as Joint Secretary to former President Ram Nath Kovid in July 2020. Earlier, Bhadoo served as Gujarat’s Vadodara Municipal Commissioner.

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