Shri Praveen Kumar became the Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu on August 1st 2010.
Praveen Kumar is originally from Hazaribag, Jharkhand where he completed his matriculation from St. Xavier's School, in 1977. He became a graduate and post graduate degree holder in Metallurgy from IIT Kanpur. Praveen Kumar is also an M. Phil. in Social Science from Punjab University.
He began his career as an Indian Administrative Officer in 1987 from Tamil Nadu. His first posting was in the Salem district in 1988 where he worked as an Assistant Collector in Training. From 1989 to 1997 Sri Praveen Kumar worked in prominent portfolios in the state government. In 2001 his career also saw him working for the Union Government as the Director of the Department of Elementary Education and Literacy.
Shri Praveen Kumar has received praise from all quarters for doing a commendable job in conducting free and fair elections in Tamil Nadu in 2011.
Shri Praveen Kumar, IAS
Address :-Tamilnadu Secretariat, St. George Fort, Chennai- 600009
Phone : -044-25670390
Last Updated on 10/07/2013