he Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) chairman Sushil Chandra has been appointed as the next election commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind, sources told the media.
With his appointment, the Election Commission has Sunil Arora as the Chief Election Commissioner and Ashok Lavasa and Chandra as fellow commissioners.
Satya Pinisetty, Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, tweeted the appointment of Chandra.
CBDT Chairman and 1980 batch IRS officer Sushil Chandra appointed as Election Commissioner. pic.twitter.com/cvEAN3xKiS
— Satya Pinisetty (@SatyaPinisetty) February 14, 2019
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).