Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra set to be next CEC

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Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra is set to grow to be the next chief election commissioner, sources mentioned on Sunday. Going by the conference of appointing the senior-most election commissioner because the CEC, the federal government is learnt to have cleared his identify for the highest submit at Nirvachan Sadan.

The order of his elevation possibly issued anytime, the sources mentioned.

Chandra will assume cost on April 13, a day after incumbent Sunil Arora demits workplace.

Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on February 14, 2019 forward of the Lok Sabha elections.

He would demit workplace on May 14, 2022.

Under him, the Election Commission would maintain meeting polls in Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

The time period of the assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab ends on varied dates in March next yr.

The time period of the Uttar Pradesh meeting ends on May 14 next yr.

New assemblies have to be constituted earlier than their 5 yr time period ends.

Chandra was the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes earlier than he joined the ballot panel.

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