Sunil Arora

A year after the nomination of former Chief Justice India Ranjan Gogoi as a member of Rajya Sabha, the Centre has now reportedly decided to appoint former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora as the Governor of Goa.

The centre has planned to appoint 65-year-old Arora, who retired as the CEC on Monday, in “recognition of his administrative capabilities” as a 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Free Press Journal reported.

Former CJI Gogoi was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha in March last year four months after his retirement as CJI.

Arora had retired as the Information and Broadcasting Secretary before joining the Election Commission on September 1, 2017.

He is likely to be picked up by the Modi government for the Goa governor’s post lying vacant for exhibiting his administrative capabilities in various positions, including as the Principal Secretary of then Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and chairman and managing director of the State-run Indian Airlines before its merger into Air India.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari is currently holding the additional charge as the Goa Governor since Satyapal Malik was shunted out within ten months of his appointment as a sequel to CM Dr. Pramod Sawant’s tiff with him.

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