Rajiv Kumar is designated as the Chief Election Commissioner of the Election Commission of India (ECI) with impact from the fifteenth May, 2022. He will take up the post after occupant Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra demits his office on May 14, 2022. He was an Election Commissioner of the ECI since September 1, 2020.
The arrangement is finished by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind in compatibility of the statement (2) of article 324 of the Constitution, according to a warning dated May 12, gave by the Law Ministry. This was priorly tweeted by Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju in a twitter post today.