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Former IAS officer Arun Goel appointed as Election Commissioner

His appointment was announced by the government in a press statement. Sushil Chandra retired as the chief election commissioner in May this year after which Rajiv Kumar took charge.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Updated on: November 19, 2022 23:44 IST
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Image Source : CONVERGENCE (TWITTER). Former bureaucrat Arun Goel appointed Election Commissioner.

Former bureaucrat Arun Goel was today (November 19) appointed as Election Commissioner. A Punjab cadre officer of the 1985 batch, Goel will join Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey in the poll panel.

His appointment was announced by the government in a press statement. Sushil Chandra retired as the chief election commissioner in May this year after which Rajiv Kumar took charge.

Once he joins his new responsibility, Goel would be in line to be the next chief election commissioner after the incumbent demits office in February 2025. Goel will demit office in December 2027 on attaining the age of 65 years. 

Arun Goel had on Friday taken voluntarily retirement from the post of Secretary, Heavy Industries. He will join Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey in the Election Commission.

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