Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra set to be next CEC

Under him, EC would hold assembly polls in Punjab, UP and three other states

Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra set to be next CEC

Sushil Chandra. PTI file

New Delhi, April 11

Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra is set to become the next chief election commissioner, sources said on Sunday.

Going by the convention of appointing the senior-most election commissioner as the CEC, the government is learnt to have cleared his name for the top post at Nirvachan Sadan.

The order of his elevation maybe issued anytime, the sources said.

Chandra will assume charge on April 13, a day after incumbent Sunil Arora demits office.

Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on February 14, 2019 ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

He would demit office on May 14, 2022.

Under him, the Election Commission would hold assembly polls in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

The term of the assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab ends on various dates in March next year.

The term of the Uttar Pradesh assembly ends on May 14 next year. 

New assemblies have to be constituted before their five year term ends.

Chandra was the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes before he joined the poll panel. PTI

Top Stories

Covid positive should defer vaccine for 6 months post recovery: Govt

Covid positive should defer vaccine for 6 months post recovery: Govt

Recommendations come at a time of vaccine shortages and the ...

Regulator clears clinical trials of Covaxin on children aged 2 to 18 years

Regulator clears clinical trials of Covaxin on children aged 2 to 18 years

Will be conducted on 525 healthy volunteers

Religious and political events major factors that accelerated COVID-19 transmission in India: WHO

Religious and political events major factors that accelerated COVID-19 transmission in India: WHO

WHO said viruses in B.1.617 lineage were first reported in I...

India records 3.62 lakh new Covid cases, 4,120 fresh deaths

India records 3.62 lakh new Covid cases, 4,120 fresh deaths

The recovery rate improved to 83.26 per cent

Covid was preventable, WHO could’ve sounded alarm sooner: Global panel

Covid was preventable, WHO could’ve sounded alarm sooner: Global panel

The PHEIC was declared eight days later on January 30

Cities

View All