Sushil Chandra will be the next Chief Election Commissioner of the country, will take over on April 13
New Delhi: Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra is set to become the next Chief Election Commissioner of the country. Sources gave this information on Sunday. It is believed that in the tradition of appointing the most senior commissioner as the Chief Election Commissioner, the government has approved his name for the top post in the 'Election House'.
Sources said that an order in this regard can be issued at any time. Chandra will take over on April 13. Currently, outgoing CEC Sunil Arora is carrying out this responsibility. Chandra was appointed Election Commissioner on 14 February 2019 before the Lok Sabha elections. He will be relieved of this new post on 14 May 2022. Under his leadership, the Election Commission will conduct assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
The tenure of the Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab Legislative Assemblies is being completed on different dates in March next year. The term of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly is coming to an end on May 14 next year. Prior to joining the Election Commission, Chandra was the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes.