Law ministry

Sushil Chandra appointed chief election commissioner: Department of Justice

Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra was appointed chief election commissioner next Monday, the Justice Department announced.

According to a statement issued by the legislative department of the ministry, Chandra will take office on April 13. Incumbent Sunil Arora will step down on Monday.

Chandra was appointed Election Commissioner on February 14, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

He would leave office on May 14, 2022.

Under him, the electoral commission would hold assembly polls in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

The terms of the assemblies in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab end on various dates in March next year.

The term of the Uttar Pradesh assembly ends on May 14 next year.

New assemblies must be constituted before the end of their five-year term.

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