According to sources Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Sunday assumed charge as the 23rd Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), a day after O.P. Rawat demitted the office, and sought support from "all the stakeholders" for conducting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Earlier President Ram Nath Kovind had on November 27 appointed Arora in the post.
He said “He have already remained in New Delhi as an Election Commissioner for a little over a year. It is with utmost humility and an enormous sense of responsibility that he has just taken over as Chief Election Commissioner". "All he can say at this stage is that all of us in the Commission shall continue to put our best foot forward to meet the expectation of all the stakeholders’ strictly in consonance and in conformity with the vision and ideals of the Constitution."
Moreover Arora retired on April 30, 2016 as Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. In 36 years of his service, he held various crucial positions in the Rajasthan and central governments. Furthermore he served in several key positions including Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, as Chairman and Managing Director of the then Indian Airlines between 2002 to 2005, member of Board of Directors of Air India, Airport Authority of India Ltd and National Skill Development Corp.
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