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Sushil Chandra appointed new Election Commissioner

Sushil Chandra appointed new Election Commissioner

Sushil Chandra appointed new Election Commissioner
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By CNBC-TV18 Feb 15, 2019 8:18:03 AM IST (Updated)

The Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) chairman Sushil Chandra has been appointed as the next chief election commissioner.

The Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) chairman Sushil Chandra has been appointed as the next election commissioner, sources privy to the developments told CNBC-TV18.

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With his appointment, the Election Commission has Sunil Arora as the Chief Election Commissioner and Ashok Lavasa and Chandra as fellow commissioners.
Satya Pinisetty, Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, tweeted the appointment of Chandra.
Currently, he is serving as the chairman of the CBDT till May 2019. This is his second extension after taking over as the chief of the CBDT, the apex policy-making body of the Income Tax Department, on November 1, 2016.
Chandra, an IIT graduate, is a 1980 batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre).
An earlier version of this article incorrectly said that Chandra has been appointed as the next chief election commissioner.
(This is a developing story. Check back for more details)
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