Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra to become next CEC
Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra is set to become the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).
Going by the convention of appointing the senior-most election commissioner as the CEC, the government has cleared his name for the top post at Nirvachan Sadan, sources said.
Chandra will assume charge on April 30, a day after incumbent CEC Sunil Arora vacates the office.
Besides this, the Election Commission has three members, of which the senior-most is elected as the CEC.
Sushil Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on February 14, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
He was the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes before he joined the poll panel.