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Sunil Arora takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

It need be mentioned that the Election Commission will hold the 2019 general election under Sunil Arora

India now has a new Chief Election Commissioner who assumed office today.

Sunil Arora had been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Arora is to succeed OP Rawat, who demitted office on Saturday.

It need be mentioned that the Election Commission will hold the 2019 general election under Sunil Arora.

Besides the LokSabha elections, Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Maharashtra, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim are scheduled to be held next year.

In his sixties, Sunil Arora, has been the Information and Broadcasting Secretary as well as Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

A 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Mr Arora is the senior-most officer in the election commission.

A Chief Election Commissioner or an EC can have a tenure of six years or hold office till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

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