Sunil Arora Appointed as New Election Chief of India

Sunil Arora taking charge as the New Chief Election Commissioner of India, in New Delhi on December 02, 2018
Sunil Arora taking charge as the New Chief Election Commissioner of India, in New Delhi on December 02, 2018

Sunil Arora today assumed charge as the 23rd Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India succeeding O. P. Rawat who demitted the office on 1st December, 2018 after completing his tenure .

Prior to assuming charge as CEC, Arora had been serving as Election Commissioner in Election Commission of India (ECI) since 1st September 2017.

Born on 13th April, 1956, Arora, a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Rajasthan cadre 1980 batch, superannuated on 30th April, 2016 as Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

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During the 36 years of his service, he held various crucial positions in the State Government of Rajasthan and in the Central Government.

He served in several key positions such as Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Chairman & Managing Director of the then Indian Airlines between 2002 to 2005, member of Board of Directors of Air India, Airport Authority of India Ltd. and National Skill Development Corporation.

Arora also served as the Chairman of Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation (RIICO) in 2005-2013 and as Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Government of Rajasthan in 2013-2014 among several other positions.

Photo: Press Information Bureau

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