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Sunil Arora takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner of India

Retired IAS officer Sunil Arora took charge as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. He was appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind last month replacing Om Prakash Rawat.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 2 Dec 2018 6:06 AM GMT

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New Delhi: Retired IAS officer Sunil Arora took charge as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India.

He was appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind last month replacing Om Prakash Rawat.

The Election Commission will hold the 2019 general election under him. Besides the Lok Sabha elections, Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Maharashtra, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim are scheduled to be held next year.

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The 62-year-old Arora had been the Information and Broadcasting Secretary, and Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

All about Sunil Arora

-He was a 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre.

-He also worked in the ministries and departments of Finance, Textile and Planning Commission.

-Arora also served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation during 1999-2002 and CMD, Indian Airlines for five years (two years as additional charge and three years as full charge).

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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