Sushil Chandra is all set to take over as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India.
Sushil Chandra has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India.
He will take charge on Tuesday and serve for a little under a year before retiring on May 14, 2022.
Chandra, who was appointed Election Commissioner in February 2019, will replaces Sunil Arora as India’s Chief Election Commissioner.
During his term in office he will be the man responsible for conducting elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur.
Sushil Chandra had previously served as the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
The term of the assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab ends on various dates in March next year.
Going by the convention of appointing the senior-most election commissioner as the CEC, the government has cleared his name for the top post at Nirvachan Sadan.