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President Kovind appoints Sushil Chandra as 24th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India

President Kovind appoints Sushil Chandra as 24th Chief Election Commissioner of India (CEC)
President Kovind appoints Sushil Chandra as 24th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India 

President Kovind appoints Sushil Chandra as 24th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India 

Sushil Chandra appointed  Chief Election Commissioner (CEC): The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind appointed Shri Sushil Chandra the senior-most Election Commissioner, as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in the Election Commission of India (ECI). 

Shri Sushil Chandra will assume the charge of office of the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 13th April, 2021 vice Shri Sunil Arora consequent upon his demitting the Office of the Chief Election Commissioner on the 12th April, 2021. 

Sushil Chandra assuming charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner of India

Shri Sushil Chandra assumed charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India today, succeeding Shri Sunil Arora. Shri Arora demitted the office on 12th April, 2021 after completing his tenure.

Who is the 24th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra?

Shri Chandra has been serving in the Commission as Election Commissioner since 15 February 2019. He is also Member of Delimitation Commission since 18th February 2020 looking after Delimitation of Jammu Kashmir UT. Having held several posts in the Income-Tax Department for nearly 39 years, Shri Sushil Chandra had also been CBDT Chairman from 1st November 2016 – 14th February 2019.

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Holding of elections to State Assemblies of Bihar, Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal amidst Covid-19 concerns and making processes such as nomination and filing of papers online, extending option of postal ballot to the specific categories of senior citizens, Persons with Disabilities, essential services personnel as also Covid patients/suspects, has seen Sh Chandra lead from the front with an iron will to work despite challenges.

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