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Elvis Gomes Biography

About Elvis Gomes

Elvis Gomes is an Indian bureaucrat turned politician who joined the Aam Aadmi Party in July, 2016 after retiring from the IPS. He has been appointed as the Aam Aadmi Party's chief-ministerial candidate for the coming Goa Assembly elections 2017 by party's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal. Gomes is set to contest the Cuncolim seat in south Goa.

Elvis Gomes was born on January 1, 1963. He was serving as the Inspector General of Prisons and Urban Development Secretary with additional charge of Urban Development department before taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Police Service in July 2016. He had also served as chairperson of Goa Housing Board, director of Municipal Administration and Tourism, commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Panjim and Captain of Ports earlier. He continues to be the president of the Goa Football Association. The career bureaucrat was reported to have resigned from government service in July 2016 after claiming victimisation by the ruling BJP government in the state. According to media reports, Gomes possibly resigned due to the FIR against him and former state tourism minister Nilkanth Halarnkar in the Housing Board controversy.

Last Updated on June 18, 2020