Politics Ram Nath Kovind appoints Sunil Arora as the new chief election commissioner Updated : November 27, 2018 06:08 AM IST A former bureaucrat, Arora, 62, was appointed to the election commission in September last year. Arora previously served as secretary in the skill development department and I&B ministry. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.