Arun Goel Assumes Charge As New Election Commissioner

New Delhi: Arun Goel, a former bureaucrat took over charge as the new Election Commissioner of India on Monday.

Arun Goel a former IAS officer of the Punjab cadre, was appointed on Saturday as Election Commissioner.

The appointment made by President Droupadi Murmu was announced by the Minister of Law and Justice on Saturday.

“The President is pleased to appoint Arun Goel, IAS (Retd.) (PB: 1985) as the Election Commissioner in the Election Commission with effect from the date he assumes the office,” it said.

Arun Goel voluntarily retired from the post of Secretary, Heavy Industries on Friday.

He will join Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey in the Election Commission.

Sushil Chandra retired as Chief Election Commissioner in May this year.

(With Agency Inputs)

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