NEW DELHI: Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra is expected to take over as chief election commissioner, according to reports. Sushil Chandra’s name has been cleared for the top job at Nirvachan Sadan, according to sources. His elevation order may be given at any time.
The incumbent CEC, Sunil Arora, will leave office on April 30. Since the Election Commission has three members, it is customary to name the most senior commissioner as the chief election commissioner. On February 14, 2019, Sushil Chandra was named as an election commissioner ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. He was the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes before he joined the poll panel.