CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra appointed new Chief Election Commissioner
New Delhi : The Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) chairman Sushil Chandra has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner.
Sushil Chandra will be succeeding Sunil Arora, who was appointed on December 2, 2018.
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).