NEW DELHI: Chief election commissioner Om Prakash Rawat retired on Saturday and now Sunil Arora on took charge as the 23rd Chief Election Commissioner of India.
The Lok Sabha elections in 2019 will be held under Arora's chairmanship. Along with the general elections, assembly elections which is to be take place in Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Maharashtra, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim in 2019.
Arora was appointed as election commissioner on August 31, 2017. His name as the CEC was cleared by the Centre and sent to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.He has earlier served as the information and broadcasting secretary, and the secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. 62 year old also served as joint secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation during 1999-2002 and the CMD, Indian Airlines, for five years - two years as an additional charge and three years as full charge.A 1980-batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora has worked in ministries such as finance, textiles and the Planning Commission.