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Navin B Chawla joined the prestigious Indian Administrative Service in 1969. He has had a distinguished civil service career of 35 years. He rose to the rank of Special Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forests. He was then appointed Secretary in the Department of Consumer Affairs before taking on the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in 2004. In 2005, he was appointed Election Commissioner. In April of 2009, he was appointed India’s 16th Chief Election Commissioner. During his tenure, Mr. Chawla received national and international acclaim for successfully completing the General Elections in April-May 2009.
In April of 2009, he was appointed India’s 16th Chief Election Commissioner. During his tenure, he successfully completed, to national and international acclaim, the General Elections in April-May 2009.
From authoring bestselling books to writing highly acclaimed articles and reviews, Navin Chawla has had an extensive and celebrated literary career. He is best known for his official biography on Mother Teresa that has sold almost a million copies worldwide in 14 languages.
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Mr. Navin Chawla served from esteemed offices and ensured that he made most of these respected opportunities. He has been of service to his country for many years and has made many efforts to bring about effective and radical changes to help contribute to the welfare of the people of India.Know More
A glimpse into Navin Chawla’s national and international recognitions
Received in 2009 and 2013
Received in 2005 from the Government of Italy
Received in 2014 for conducting the elections