Shri Anup Chandra Pandey assumed charge as Election Commissioner (EC) of India on 9th June, 2021. Shri Pandey, an officer of Indian Administrative Service of 1984 batch, Uttar Pradesh cadre superannuated as Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh in August 2019.
During the span of about 37 years of distinguished Government of India service, Shri Pandey has worked in various Ministries & Departments at the Centre and his state cadre of Uttar Pradesh.
Shri Pandey has worked as Principal Secretary Planning, Principal Secretary Medical Education, Additional Chief Secretary Finance and Industrial Development Commission in Uttar Pradesh.
Prior to joining the Election Commission of India, Shri Pandey served as a Member National Green Tribunal Oversight Committee Uttar Pradesh.
He has held diverse portfolios during his deputation with the central government. He served as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India. He also worked as Director in Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and as Additional Director General in Bureau of Indian Standards.
Shri Pandey has a keen interest in writing and has authored a book titled “Governance in Ancient India” which explores the evolution, nature, scope, functions and all related aspects of ancient Indian Civil Service from the Rig Vedic period to 650 AD.
Born on 15th February 1959, Shri Anup Chandra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College and a Master’s degree in Materials Management from Panjab University. Shri Anup Chandra who has a keen interest in study of history holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Ancient Indian History from Magadh University.