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Sunil Arora appointed as next Chief Election Commissioner


Sunil Arora is being appointed as Chief Election Commissioner by President of India Ram Nath Kovind and he will take charge on December 2,  according to NDTV sources.

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Mr Arora, who is a former bureaucrat, was appointed to the election body in September last year.

Sunil Arora, 62, had been the Information and Broadcasting Secretary, and Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

He is passout of the 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Sunil Arora has worked in ministries and departments such as Finance, Textiles and Planning Commission.

Reportedly, Mr Arora also served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation during 1999-2002 and CMD, Indian Airlines for five years (two years as an additional charge and three years as full charge).

In Rajasthan, besides district postings in Dholpur, Alwar, Nagaur and Jodhpur, he was Secretary to the Chief Minister during 1993-1998 and Principal Secretary to CM (2005- 2008) and handled Information and Public Relations (IPR), Industries and Investment Departments.

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