Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra will be the next Chief Election Commissioner of the country. According to sources, on Sunday, the government approved his name for the biggest post of the Election Commission. Its only order has remained, which can be issued at any time.
Born on 15 May 1957, Sushil Chandra is a 1980 batch IRS officer. He did BTech from IIT Roorkee and LLB from Dehradun. Chandra will succeed him on April 13, a day after Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora retires. He will hold this post till May 14, 2022. Chandra was appointed Election Commissioner before the Lok Sabha elections on 14 February 2019.
Elections for UP and Punjab:
During the tenure of Aam Chandra, the Election Commission will conduct assembly elections in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. The term of the Legislative Assembly will end in these states from March to May next year. The term of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly is to end on 14 May.
Former Chairman of CBDT
Before joining the poll panel Sushil Chandra was president of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). He was the second IRS officer after TS Krishnamurthy to be appointed Election Commissioner. Krishnamurthy was appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner in 2004.