Agartala: Tripura's former chief secretary G. Kameswara Rao has been appointed as the state election commissioner, a minister said here on Wednesday.
"Rao replaced S.K. Rakesh, who is now principal secretary in-charge of rural development, food and civil supplies departments," Tripura Urban Development Department Minister Manik Dey told reporters.
An Indian Administrative Officer (IAS) officer of the 1983 batch, Rao, retired from service on March 31.
According to the minister, Rao will conduct upcoming elections in the Agartala Municipal Corporation and several municipal councils and nagar panchayats. The elections for the urban local bodies are expected to be held by November end or in December.