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    Shri Ashok Lavasa


    ECI

    Election Commissioner

    Mr. Ashok Lavasa assumed charge as Election Commissioner of India on 23rd January, 2018. He is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Haryana cadre (Batch 1980). Prior to his appointment as Election Commissioner of India, Mr. Lavasa retired on superannuation as Union Finance Secretary Earlier, he was, Union Secretary Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change and also Ministry of Civil Aviation.

    Mr. Lavasa has rich leadership experience of active service over 37 years. He is known for his contribution to good governance and policy reform initiatives that have been taken during his tenure of active service in Government of India and the State. He has a varied experience of international negotiations having led the Indian team during the PARIS AGREEMENT on Climate Change in December, 2015 besides the Montreal Protocol, the Conventions on Biodiversity and Desertification. 

    He was Finance Secretary, when many reforms like GST and merger of Railway Budget with General Budget, were undertaken. As Environment Secretary he initiated far reaching and wide ranging policy and procedural reforms in environmental regulation.
    Earlier, he was Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Power, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Economic Affairs (Ministry of Finance) in Govt. of India and Managing Director, State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation and Tourism Corporation, in the state Govt. Before joining the IAS, he taught in Delhi University as a lecturer and worked as Probationary Officer in State Bank of India.

    Born on 21st October 1957, he did, BA (English Honours) and MA in English Literature from Delhi University. He also has an MBA degree from Southern Cross University, New South Wales and M.Phil (Defence and Strategic Studies).

    Mr. Lavasa is an avid photographer and has held several exhibitions of his photographs in different cities. He has keen interest in adventure activities such as trekking, river rafting and parasailing and sports such as tennis, cricket and swimming. He has also authored a book 'AN UNCIVIL SERVANT', published by Rupa in 2006.

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ECI Main Website

ECI Main websiteThe Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act. 

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