Rajiv Kumar is a retired Indian Administrative Service officer, who has been appointed as the 25th Chief Election Commissioner by the President of India. Rajiv Kumar has also served as an Election Commissioner. He is also well-known for making several economical policies, which have had a positive impact on the country. Rajiv Kumars appointment letter.Rajiv Kumar since his childhood had been a bright student and was good in his studies as well.After completing his LLB from Delhi University, in 1982, Rajiv Kumar appeared for the UPSC examinations; clearing the exams successfully.After completing his administrative training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Rajiv, from 1986 to 1988, was posted as a Sub Divisional Officer (SDO), where he served in the Land Revenue Management and District Administration Department.From 1988 to 1989, Rajiv Kumar served as an Additional District Magistrate, where he looked after Land Revenue Management & District Administration, and in the same department, Rajiv was promoted to the rank of a Deputy Development Commissioner. He served as Deputy Development Commissioner from 1989 to 1990.From 1990 to 1993, Rajiv served as an Under Secretary under the Department of National Mission on Wasteland Development, in the Central Governments Ministry of Environment and Forests.From 1993 to 1996, as a Deputy Commissioner, Rajiv served in the Land Revenue Management and District Administration Department at Ranchi.From 1996 to 1997, after being promoted to the rank of Deputy Secretary, Rajiv Kumar served as the Managing Director of Industries.Rajiv was given another promotion and made a Director, after which he continued to serve from 1997 to 1999, as the Managing Director of Industries.From 1999 to 2000, Rajiv was posted at Ranchi, where he, as a Director, served as a Special Secretary in the Personnel and General Administration Department.