Shurbir Singh is Pondy CEO

The Election Commission has appointed Shurbir Singh, belonging to the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Goa and Union Territory) cadre as the new Chief Electoral Officer of Puducherry. Singh is presently Secretary to the territorial government.

The Election Commission has sent a communication to Chief Secretary Ashwani Kumar, informing him that Shurbir Singh has been appointed as the next CEO, an official release said. The government had forwarded names of IAS officers to the EC on 24 September, seeking approval and appointment of one of them to the post as as the incumbent CEO V Candavelou was transferred to Andaman and Nicobar Islands in July this year.