18 January 2019 Current Affairs:
The Election Commission of India (ECI) appointed Gopal Krishna Dwivedi as has Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh with immediate effect. Mr.Dwivedi will replace R. P. Sisodia. The ECI termed the CEO’s replacement as an administrative decision.
Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, a 1993-batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer, was serving as Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries.
As per G.O RT. No. 131, through which the ECI’s order has been republished by the A.P. government, the ECI nominated Mr. Dwivedi as the CEO in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 13A (1) of the Representation of People Act, 1950 in place of Mr. Sisodia. It was mentioned that the ECI consulted the State government for affecting the reshuffle.