Chief election commissioner: Om Prakash Rawat takes over as new CEC today

NEW DELHI: OP Rawat takes charge as new

Chief Election Commissioner

of India in Delhi today.

He succeeded AK Joti, who retired yesterday. Rawat's tenure will end in December this year.

He was appointed Election Commissioner in August 2015.

Born on December 2, 1953, Rawat is a former Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer.

Sunil Arora is the other Election Commissioner in the three-member poll body.

Former finance secretary Ashok Lavasa was appointed Election Commissioner on Sunday. His appointment will come into effect from the day he assumes office.