IRS officer Sushil Chandra appointed election commissioner

IRS officer Sushil Chandra appointed election commissioner

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman Sushil Chandra was on Thursday appointed as an Election Commissioner, the Law Ministry said.nnChandra, an IIT graduate, is a 1980 batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre). With his appointment, the EC now has Sunil Arora as the Chief Election Commissioner and Ashok Lavasa and Chandra as fellow commissioners.nnChandra was appointed as the CBDT chairperson on November 1, 2016, and was given an extension till May 31, 2019.nnThe EC is set to announce poll dates for General Elections and some of the State Assemblies in the coming weeks.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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