Sushil Chandra takes charge as 24th Chief Election Commissioner, upcoming elections to be held during his tenure
National Desk: Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). According to a statement issued by the ministry's legislative department, Chandra took charge today, he will be relieved on May 14, 2022. Sunil Arora's tenure as the Chief Election Commissioner has ended.
notification to end on 14 May 2022 stated that in light of clause (two) of Article 324 of the Constitution, the President appointed Sushil Chandra as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from 13 April 2021. Chandra was appointed Election Commissioner before the Lok Sabha elections. During Chandra's tenure, the Election Commission will conduct assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. The term of the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab will end on different dates in March next year. The term of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly will end on May 14 next year.
Rajiv Kumar is
Election Commissioner Chandra was the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes before serving in the Election Commission. A post in the three-member commission is vacant after Arora's retirement. Chandra will be the Chief Election Commissioner from Tuesday, while Rajiv Kumar is the Election Commissioner. Chandra, a B-Tech from IIT, is a 1980 batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax Cadre). Chandra's first TS Krishnamurthy was an IRS officer who was appointed Election Commissioner. Krishnamurthy became the Chief Election Commissioner in 2004.