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From April 2022, Vijay Kumar Dev will serve as Delhi’s election commissioner

According to an order issued by assistant chief secretary (urban development) Praveen Gupta on Thursday, chief secretary Vijay Kumar Dev will take over as Delhi’s election commissioner on April 21, 2022.

Dev will serve for six years from the moment he assumes the position, or until he reaches the age of 65, according to the decree.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 (66 of 1957), as amended by Act 67 of 1993 and Delhi Act 12 of 2011, the Lt Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to appoint Shri Vijay Kumar Dev, IAS, as Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of the National Capital Territory of Delhi w.e.f. 21.04.2022,” according to the order.

Dev is an AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram, and Union Territories) cadre IAS officer from the 1987 batch. In 2018, he took over as Delhi’s chief secretary, succeeding Anshu Prakash.

The most recent municipal elections in Delhi were held in April 2017. In April 2022, the five-year term of the elected government in the three corporations—East, North, and South Delhi Municipal Corporations—would come to an end, and elections for 272 municipal councillors will be place.

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