President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Sushil Chandra (61) as Election Commissioner of India in pursuance of his powers under Article 324 (2) of Constitution. He is 1980 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre).
Prior to this appointment, Chandra was chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). With this he becomes second IRS officer to be appointed to Election Commission after T.S. Krishnamurthy, who went on to become CEC in 2004.
With his appointment, election commission attained its full strength of three members including Chief Election Commissioner. Two members of EC are Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner (EC) Ashok Lavasa.
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