Anup Chandra Pandey
Election Commissioner of India
Assumed office
9 June 2021
Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh
In office
30 June 2018 – 31 August 2019
Preceded byRajive Kumar
Succeeded byRajendra Kumar Tiwari
Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh
In office
9 September 2017 (2017-09-09) – 31 August 2019 (2019-08-31)
Personal details
Born
Anup Chandra Pandey

(1959-02-15) 15 February 1959 (age 63)
Chandigarh, India[1][2][3]
NationalityIndian
OccupationRetired IAS officer

Anup Chandra Pandey (born 15 February 1959) is a retired 1984-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer belonging to the Uttar Pradesh cadre. He currently is the Election Commissioner of India.[4] Pandey had also served as the Chief Secretary of the Government of Uttar Pradesh, in addition to serving as the Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh, before retiring on 31 August 2019. He was Member, National Green Tribunal Oversight Committee, U.P before joining Election Commission.

Education

Pandey holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Punjab Engineering College,[2][3] is a Master of Business Administration in Business Management,[2][3] and has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Ancient History.[2][3]

Career

Pandey has served in various key positions for both the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India, including as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Additional Chief Secretary (Infrastructure and Industrial Development and NRI), chairperson of Udyog Bandhu and Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh, divisional commissioner of Lucknow division, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance and Institutional Finance) and Finance Commissioner, chairperson of Pradeshiya Infrastructure and Investment Corporation of Uttar Pradesh, chairperson of Greater NOIDA, Principal Secretary (Medical Education), Principal Secretary (Planning) and director general of Uttar Pradesh State Planning Institute and as the district magistrate and collector of two districts of a unified Uttar Pradesh in the Uttar Pradesh government;[2][3] and as an additional secretary in the Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare of the Ministry of Defence, additional director general in the Bureau of Indian Standards and as a joint secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment in the Indian government.[2][3]

Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh

Pandey was appointed the Additional Chief Secretary (Infrastructure and Industrial Development and NRI) and Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh (IIDC), overseeing the Department of Infrastructure and Industrial Development and the Department of NRI, in September 2017;[5] Pandey assumed the office of IIDC on 9 September 2017,[3] and retired on 31 August, 2019.[6]

Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh

Pandey was appointed the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh government in June 2018, succeeding Rajive Kumar;[7][8][9] Pandey assumed the office of chief secretary on 30 June 2018[10][11][12] and retired on 31 August, 2019.[6]

Election Commissioner of India

Pandey was appointed as Election Commissioner of India on June 8 2021.[4]Pandey assumed the office on June 9 2021.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Gradation list of Uttar Pradesh Cadre IAS officers - 2018" (PDF). Department of Appointment and Personnel, Government of Uttar Pradesh. p. 19. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Rajive Kumar - Executive Record Sheet". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 14 January 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "IAS Posting Detail —> Dr. Anup Chandra Pandey". Department of Appointment and Personnel, Government of Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Breaking news live: Anup Chandra Pandey appointed election commissioner".
  5. ^ Jaiswal, Anuja (September 8, 2017). "Major bureaucratic rejig in UP days after Yogi met RSS chief; 36 IAS officers shifted". The Times of India. Lucknow: Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. OCLC 23379369. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Shukla, Nelanshu (September 1, 2019). "Rajendra Kumar Tiwari takes charge as acting UP chief secretary". India Today. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  7. ^ "AC Pandey appointed new chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh". The New Indian Express. Lucknow. Express News Service. 27 June 2018. OCLC 243883379. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Anup Chandra Pandey appointed new chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh". United News of India. Lucknow. United News of India. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Anup Chandra Pandey To Be Next UP Chief Secretary". NDTV. Lucknow. Press Trust of India. June 27, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  10. ^ "Anoop [sic] Chandra Pandey takes charge as chief secretary". Hindustan Times. HT correspondent. Lucknow. July 1, 2018. ISSN 0972-0243. OCLC 231696742. Retrieved October 31, 2018 – via PressReader.((cite web)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ "Anup Chandra Pandey took over as the new Chief Secretary of UP". The Pioneer. Lucknow: Chandan Mitra. Pioneer News Service. July 1, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  12. ^ "Anup Chandra Pandey takes charge as new Chief Secretary of UP". United News of India. Lucknow. United News of India. June 30, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  13. ^ "Anup Chandra Pandey takes charge as Election Commissioner". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2021-06-09. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-06-10.((cite news)): CS1 maint: others (link)