|Real Name||Om Prakash Rawat|
|Profession||Civil Servant (Retd. IAS)|
|Designations (Important Ones)||• District Magistrate and Collector of Narsinghpur (1983-86) in Madhya Pradesh.
• District Magistrate and Collector of Indore (1986-88) in Madhya Pradesh.
• Excise Commissioner of Madhya Pradesh.
• Principal Secretary (Commerce and Industries) of Madhya Pradesh.
• Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
• Principal Secretary (Woman and Child development) of Madhya Pradesh.
• Principal Secretary (Tribal Welfare) of Madhya Pradesh.
• Vice Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority.
• Union Public Enterprise Secretary in the Union Government.
• Joint Secretary in Ministry of Defence in the Union Government.
• Election Commissioner of India.
• Chief Election Commissioner of India.
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
|Date of Birth||2 December 1953|
|Age (as in 2017)||64 Years|
|Birth Place||Not Known|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|College/University||Banaras Hindu University (BHU)|
|Educational Qualification||BSc in Physics from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (BHU)
MSc in Physics from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (BHU)
MSc in Social Development Planning from the United Kingdom
|Hobbies||Reading, Writing, Travelling|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Marital Status||Not Known|
|Salary (as Chief Election Commissioner of India)||INR 2.50 lakh/month|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Om Prakash Rawat
- Does Om Prakash Rawat smoke?: Not Known
- Does Om Prakash Rawat drink alcohol?: Not Known
- He is a 1977-batch IAS officer from the Madhya Pradesh cadre.
- Mr. Rawat has served the Madhya Pradesh Government and the Union Government in different capacities.
- In May 1994, he was deputed to South Africa to oversee the first post-apartheid elections as a United Nations election observer.
- Between 2004 and 2006, he served as Principal Secretary to Babu Lal Gaur, the then Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
- On 21 April 2010, Mr. Rawat received Prime Minister’s Award for excellence in Public Administration for innovative group initiative “Recognition of Forest Rights”.
- On 21 January 2018, President Ram Nath Kovind appointed him the new Chief Election Commissioner of India for a tenure of almost a year till his retirement in December 2018. Mr. Rawat replaced Mr. Achal Kumar Joti as the Chief Election Commissioner.