Shantamanu, new JK CEO

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Shantamanu, new JK CEO


News / Election Commission of India   /   Jun 09, 2015
Kulbir Manhas
Kulbir Manhas
Kulbir writes about politics, social issues and technology. He has worked in an NGO for several years.

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New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Friday okayed the name of Shantamanu, senior IAS officer, for the post of Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir.
The ECI comprising Chief Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaida and Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti today picked up the name of Shantamanu after scrutinizing the panel of officers submitted by the state government for the post.
Amongst those shortlisted for the post, the names of Ashok Kumar Parmar and Sarita Chouhan had also figured.

Shantamanu  had worked previously on various posts like Divisional Commissioner Jammu and administrative secretary of forest and health department. 

The post of CEO had fallen vacant after Umang Narula went ona central deputation in April this year. Narula conducted the 2014 Assemblypolls successfully and was posted as chairman of India Tourism Development Corporation(ITDC).  According to ECI guidelines, theChief Election Officer is authorized to supervise the election work in thestate.


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