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Anup Chandra Pandey Age, Height, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Chandigarh
Age: 62 Years
Profession: Government Official

Anup Chandra Pandey

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionCivil Servant
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Civil Service
ServiceIndian Administrative Services (IAS) (Retd.)
Batch1984
Retirement31 August 2019
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 February 1959 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2021) 62 Years
BirthplaceMeerut, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signAquarius
NationalityIndian
HometownChandigarh, India
SchoolGovt. Model Senior Secondary School, Sector-16, Chandigarh
College/University• Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
• Panjab University
• Magadh University, Bihar
[1]Hindustan TimesEducational Qualification• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1975-1979)
• MBA in materials management (1979-1981)
• Ph.D. in ancient history
ControversyAfter the appointment of Anup Chandra Pandey as the Election Commissioner, the decision was considered wrong by many people including senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan and CPI(ML) leader Dipankar Ghosh. Prashant Bhushan questioned the decision by posting a tweet on his Twitter account. [2]Twitter
Relationships & More
Marital StatusN/A
Family
ParentsFather- VC Pandey (Was a professor in Panjab University)
SiblingsSister- Amita Pandey

Anup Chandra Pandey

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anup Chandra Pandey

  • Anup Chandra Pandey is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) belonging to the 1984 batch, who has served in the state of Uttar Pradesh. He was appointed as the Election Commissioner of India by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind on 8 June 2021.
  • Anup Chandra Pandey was born in Chandigarh, India and he completed his formal education from Chandigarh. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. Further, he went to Panjab University to earn a Master of Business Administration degree in materials management. Anup Chandra also earned a Ph.D. in ancient history from Magadh University, Bihar.
  • Anup Chandra passed out from the 1984 batch and started working as the Assistant Magistrate in Lucknow. He was appointed to many positions within the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Government of India. He has served as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance and Institutional Finance), and Finance Commissioner.

    Anup Chandra Pandey signing some documents after becoming the Chief Secretary of UP in 2019

    Anup Chandra Pandey signing some documents after becoming the Chief Secretary of UP in 2019

  • He also became the chairperson for Udyog Bandhu and he also played a crucial role in planning, organizing, and coordinating the investor’s summit in 2018. The investor summit was attended by delegates from different parts of the world and the country received a collective investment of more than four lakh crores.
  • While working as the Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment, Anup represented India in the G20 summit, ILO, and other international meetings.
  • With a Ph.D. in ancient history, Anup Chandra wrote a book that focused on discussing the evolution, nature, scope, and related aspects of the Indian Civil Service System from the Rig Veda period to 650 AD. The book is titled ‘Governance in Ancient India.’

    The book written by Anup Chandra Pandey

    The book written by Anup Chandra Pandey

  • Anup Chandra Pandey was appointed as the Election Commissioner by the President of India. He assumed office on 9 June 2021 and became a part of the three-member bench with Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar.

    Anup Chandra Pandey with Sushil Chandra (middle) and Rajiv Kumar (right)

    Anup Chandra Pandey with Sushil Chandra (middle) and Rajiv Kumar (right)

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