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Sunil Arora is the current and 23rd Chief Election Commissioner of India. He is also the chairman for Association of World Election Bodies(A-WEB). He is a retired 1980 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Rajasthan cadre. He also served as a secretary to the Government of India in two ministries.

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Amid state polls, new Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra takes charge [Video]

Amid state polls, new Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra takes charge

Halfway through the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has got a new chief. On April 13, Sushil Chandra took charge as the 24th CEC, succeeding Sunil Arora. On the latter's..

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Sushil Chandra takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner [Video]

Sushil Chandra takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner

Sushil Chandra on April 13 took charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner. Chandra replaces Sunil Arora who retired on April 12. Sushil Chandra was appointed as Election Commissioner in 2019..

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WB Assembly elections: BJP delegation meets EC [Video]

WB Assembly elections: BJP delegation meets EC

A BJP delegation including party's general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met Chief Election Commissioner of India (ECI), Sunil Arora on March 04. Speaking on the meeting, Vijayvargiya said, "In Hubli,..

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Bengal to see 8-phase assembly polls from Mar 27-Apr 29: EC [Video]

Bengal to see 8-phase assembly polls from Mar 27-Apr 29: EC

The Election Commission announced the election dates for Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry on February 26. Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora said that West Bengal to..

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Assam will vote in 3 phases from March 27, result on May 02: EC [Video]

Assam will vote in 3 phases from March 27, result on May 02: EC

Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora, on February 26 informed that Assam assembly elections will be held in 3 phases starting from 27 March, second phase polling on 01 April and the last..

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824 assembly constituencies to go for polls in 5 states, UT: EC [Video]

824 assembly constituencies to go for polls in 5 states, UT: EC

During the announcement of dates for upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora, said that a total of 824..

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Tamil Nadu, Puducherry to go for polls on 6 April: EC [Video]

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry to go for polls on 6 April: EC

The Election Commission announced the election dates for Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry on February 26. Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora, said that assembly..

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Kerala goes to polls on 6 April in single phase: EC [Video]

Kerala goes to polls on 6 April in single phase: EC

Chief Election Commissioner of India, Sunil Arora informed that Kerala goes to polls on 06 April in single phase and the counting of votes will be held on 02 May. "The date of issuing the notification..

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Sushil Chandra assumes charge as chief election commissioner

Chandra was appointed as the CEC on Monday, the day Sunil Arora demitted office. Chandra was appointed as an election commissioner on February 14, 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. He would demit..
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Sushil Chandra succeeds Sunil Arora as CEC, to take charge on April 13

Sushil Chandra on Monday was appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from April 13, a day after incumbent CEC Sunil Arora demits office. Chandra was appointed as an election..
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EC to soon begin mock trials for remote voting: CEC

Mock trails for remote voting facility for electors would begin soon, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has said. In his message to mark the 11th National Voters' Day, he said a research project..
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Trials to let you vote from any centre soon

Remote voting, or allowing a voter to cast her franchise from any polling station in the country and not just the polling station or constituency where she is registered, is among the key future..
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BSF one of the 'finest forces', TMC's allegations 'unfortunate', says CEC Sunil Arora


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CEC Sunil Arora in Assam to review poll preparedness

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and other EC functionaries are in Assam on a three-day visit to review preparedness for the forthcoming assembly election in the state. The EC team would hold..
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EC nod to use its data for Covid vaccination drive; wants data to be deleted after exercise is over

On December 31 last year, Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote to chief election commissioner Sunil Arora requesting the commission's help in identifying people above 50 years of age at the polling..
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Charges of irregularities in counting of votes in Bihar: CEC says ultimate decision lies with people

Against the backdrop of allegations by the opposition of irregularities in the counting of votes in the Bihar Assembly polls, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Thursday said while the..
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ECI to announce by-poll dates on Sept 29 after objection over timing raised by few states

Election Commission of India (ECI) will announce the dates for by-polls to be conducted in various states on September 29, said Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Friday.
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Bihar assembly polls to be held in three phases, counting on November 10

The Election Commission on Friday announced the schedule for Bihar assembly elections. The polls will be held in 3 phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7. The counting of votes will take place..
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Election Commission to take call on visiting Bihar in next 2-3 days: CEC Sunil Arora

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has clarified that a decision would be taken in the next two to three days to visit Bihar, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said on Monday.
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ECI to take decision in next two-three days to visit Bihar, says CEC Sunil Arora

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has clarified that a decision would be taken in the next two to three days to visit Bihar, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora said on Monday...
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Ashok Lavasa resigns as Election Commissioner; to join ADB as vice president

Lavasa, in the normal course, would have succeeded Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora upon his retirement in April next year and remained in the top post until October 2022. However, in a surprise..
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Chief Election Commissioner directs to study invalidation of minister from assembly polls

In view of Gujarat HC invalidating election of Gujarat minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama from Dhokla assembly seat in 2017, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has, after discussion with EC..
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EC likely to allow polls to 9 legislative council seats in Maharashtra

The EC, sources said, will take a call on the likely poll schedule at a meeting on Friday morning. CEC Sunil Arora, who is currently in the US, will join the meeting with the other two election..
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CEC Sunil Arora, 2 election commissioners to contribute 30% of basic salary to COVID-19 fund for a year

CEC, two election commissioners to forgo 30% of basic salary for a year towards COVID-19 fund.
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EVMs can't be tampered with, no question of going back to ballot paper: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Wednesday asserted that the electronic voting machines cannot be tampered with and that there was no question of going back to the ballot paper. He also said..
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CEC Sunil Arora assumes chairmanship of the forum of election management bodies of South Asia


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Delhi assembly elections on February 8; results to be declared on Feb 11: EC

The elections to the 70-member Delhi assembly will take place on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11, the Election Commission announced on Monday. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil..
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CEC holds meeting with CEOs of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Chandigarh

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Thursday said innovative ways of thinking should be adopted to ensure delivery of quality electoral services to the stakeholders. The CEC held a meeting..
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EC asks parties not to use plastic, polythene in poll material

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, who announced the poll schedule for the two states at a press conference here, said that that the Commission has been asking political parties to use only..
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Maharashtra, Haryana assembly polls on October 21

Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. Counting of votes in both the states will be held on October 24, Chief Election..
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Maharashtra Assembly Polls: 'Election dates won't clash with festivals', says CEC Sunil Arora

The CEC said they held a series of review and preparation meetings with various stakeholders and government agencies to ensure the elections are error-free and efficient.
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CEC Sunil Arora, ECs to review Maharashtra assembly poll preparations

Poll schedule likely to be announced on September 19
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CEC Sunil Arora assumes charge as Chairman of Association of World Election Bodies


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Model code of conduct biggest achievement of our political system: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has described the model code of conduct (MCC), which comes into effect after the announcement of the election schedule, as the "biggest achievement" of India's..
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No question of going back to ballot papers: CEC Sunil Arora


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EC may revisit penal provision on test vote: CEC Sunil Arora

The Election Commission may "revisit" a rule that provides for prosecution of an elector if a complaint of EVM and VVPAT machine malfunction turns out to be false, CEC Sunil Arora said. "Now that the..
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