Former bureaucrat Sunil Arora has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner, Ministry of Law & Justice said in an official statement.
Arora, a 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, had been the Information and Broadcasting Secretary, and Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Arora’s appointment will be with effect from the day he assumes charge, the ministry said.
After Nasim Zaidi retired as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in July, there was a vacancy in the commission. Currently, while Achal Kumar Joti is the CEC, Om Prakash Rawat is the other Election Commissioner.