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Sushil Chandra : New Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)

Sushil Chandra: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)

The President appointed Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

  • He replaces Sunil Arora who has retired.

About the Election Commission of India:

  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering Union and State election processes in India.
  • It was established in accordance with the Constitution on 25th January 1950 (celebrated as national voters’ day).
  • The secretariat of the commission is located in New Delhi.
  • The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country.
  • It is not concerned with the elections to panchayats and municipalities in the states.
  • For this, the Constitution of India provides for a separate State Election Commission.