Having another two more years in service in election commission of India , Election commissioner Ashok Lavasa has retired from the election commission history. He would have retired as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in October 2022, he would have conducted Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa, among other states as a CEC . His earlier exit from EC is the second incident in Election commission history which made his colleague Sushil Chandra next in the line of succession.

The first incident was in 1973, Chief Election Commissioner Nagender Singh had resigned before completing his term at the Election Commission to become a judge of the International Court of Justice.

Asian Development bank has appointed Ashok Lavasa as Vice-president for private sector operations and public -private partnerships. he will take charge after the end of term for Diwakar Gupta on 31 August. ADB appoints a vice president for a term of three years, which can be extended by another two years. The Asian Development Bank president heads a management team comprising six vice presidents.

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