Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday administered the oath to Kewal Kumar Sharma as State Election Commissioner.
Sharma, an advisor to LG, resigned from his post earlier today and was appointed the State Election Commissioner, an official said.
Speaking on the occasion, the LG congratulated Sharma for his new appointment.
Sharma, a 1983-batch IAS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Mizoram Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, was appointed advisor to the Lieutenant Governor in November last year.
During his service career spanning around 30 years, Sharma has held various positions, including the Chief Secretary of Delhi and Goa.
He also served as Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resource Development before his retirement.
Sharma has also served as advisor to the administrator of Chandigarh.
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