President of India, Ramnath Kovind on Monday appointed Sushil Chandra as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in the Election Commission of India (ECI).
The new CEC, Sushil Chandra will assume the charge of the office with effect from April 13, 2021, as the 24th CEC of India. He has replaced Sunil Arora who retired recently.
Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra was on Monday appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner. He replaces Sunil Arora who has retired.
President appoints Shri Sushil Chandra as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India https://t.co/wBNPpcYFLF
— Sheyphali Sharan (@SpokespersonECI) April 12, 2021
Sushil Chandra was appointed as an Election Commissioner on February 14, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, and worked for the successful conduct of the general elections.
The new CEC of India is set to retire from office on May 14, 2022. He is all set to oversee the conduct of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand, and Manipur as the new CEC.