PERSONS IN NEWS 2015
Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer Om Prakash Rawat was appointed as new election commissioner on13th August. In the three member election commission board, Naseem Zaidi is the Chief Election Commissioner, Achal Kumar Joti is the one of the election commissioners and the vacant third place has been filled up with Om Prakash Rawat who belongs to 1977 IAS batch worked as Secretary at the centre and retired from his service in December, 2014. Om Prakash Rawat will be as election commis-sioner till December, 2018.
Sudhakar Shetty of Maharashtra was elected as the president of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) on 12 August 2015. He succeeds Jaspal Singh Kandhari.Elections for the four year term were attended by 35 members from 18 States and Units.
Former Rajya Sabha member and a dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as new governor of Bihar on 15 August 2015. Acting chief justice of Patna high court Iqbal Ahmad Ansari administered oath to Kovind as the 36th governor of Bihar at a function at Raj Bhawan. Kovind, two term Rajya Sabha member and chief of BJP SC&ST wing earlier from Uttar Pradesh.