Sushil Chandra Takes Over as New Election Commissioner

Sushil Chandra taking charge as the New Election Commissioner of India, in New Delhi on February 15, 2019
Sushil Chandra taking charge as the New Election Commissioner of India, in New Delhi on February 15, 2019

Sushil Chandra has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India on Friday (February 15, 2019) and joins the Commission with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa.

Born on 15th May 1957, Chandra is a 1980 batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer. In the IRS service, Chandra has rendered his service in various states, including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

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Chandra has worked in the areas of International Taxation and Investigation at various places. According to a government statement, he brings rich experience from his position of Director of Investigation, Mumbai, and Director General (Investigation), Gujarat.

Prior to joining the Commission, he held the office of Chairman in Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and was also Member (Investigation), CBDT.

Photo: PIB

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