Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday approved the appointment of 1995-batch IAS officer Sushil Kumar Lohani as the Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha.
The ECI selected Lohani from a list of three IAS officers which was recommended by the State Government for the post of CEO. In a letter to the Chief Secretary, the ECI has asked Lohani to take charge as the CEO within a week.
Lohani is currently the Commissioner cum Secretary, Excise Department, Odisha. He would replace Surendra Kumar as the CEO. Kumar, a 1993-batch IAS officer was posted as the CEO of Odisha in February 2018.