File image of Lalramthanga Tochhawng. Image courtesy: Times of Mizoram

Lalramthanga Tochhawng, a retired IAS officer, was sworn in as the new chairman of Mizoram Public Service Commission (MPSC) on Tuesday, official sources said.

State Governor P S Sreedharan Pillai administered oath of office and allegiance to Tochhawng in a swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl, the sources said.

Chief minister Zoramthanga, his cabinet colleagues, MLAs and other important officials and special invitees attended the oath taking ceremony.

Tochhawng is a highly experienced bureaucrat, who has been posted in various posts.

He had been posted as director, secretary, commissioner and secretary for key departments in Mizoram.

When the Accountant General office was inaugurated in Mizoram he was appointed as the first accountant general and later promoted to first principal accountant general, Mizoram.

Tochhawng was the first principal accountant general of Telengana state when it was created in 2015.

Recently, he retired as Additional Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General.

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