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New Delhi : Ashok Lavasa assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India on January 23, 2018. Born on October 21, 1957, Lavasa, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, superannuated on October 31, 2017, as Finance Secretary of India. During 37 years of his long active service, he held various crucial positions in State Government of Haryana and in the Central Government.

Lavasa served in key positions namely, Principal Secretary and Financial Commissioner (Renewable Energy Sources, Power), Chief Coordinator (Industries), Resident Commissioner of Haryana, Managing Director of Haryana State Federation of Co-operative Sugar Hills (HSFCOSHL), Director of Haryana State Industrial Development Cooperation (HSIDC), Union Finance Secretary, Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Secretary, Union Civil Aviation Secretary, Special Secretary in the Ministry of Power, Joint Secretary in the M/o Home Affairs and several other important positions, according to a PIB release.

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