Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Gandhinagar, Mar 27:
BB Swain, a 1988 batch IAS officer from Odisha, has been appointed as the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat, according to a notification of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
The 2017 assembly elections of Gujarat will be held under his watch.
On the new assignment, Swain replaces his batch mate Anita Karwal, who had been at the post for past seven years.
Swain earlier served as Principal Secretary of Panchayats, Rural Housing and Rural Development Department of Gujarat Government.
1987 batch IAS officer Raj Gopal, who currently serves as Principal Secretary of Ports & Transport Department will hold additional charge as the Principal Secretary of Panchayats, Rural Housing and Rural Development, said a notification from Gujarat Government.