The President appointed Shri Sushil Chandra as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner of India on 13th April 2021.
About Shri Sushil Chandra
Shri Sushil Chandra has been served as Election Commissioner since 15 February 2019. Having held several posts in the Income-Tax Department for nearly 39 years, Sh Sushil Chandra had also been CBDT Chairman from 1stNovember 2016 – 14th February 2019.
About Chief Election Commissioner of India
The Chief Election Commissioner of India heads the Election Commission of India, a body constitutionally empowered to conduct free and fair elections to the national and state legislatures and of President and Vice-President. This power of the Election Commission of India is derived from the Article 324 of the Constitution of India.