Sushil Chandra
24th Chief Election Commissioner of India
Assumed office
13 April 2021
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Preceded bySunil Arora
Election Commissioner of India
In office
15 February 2019 – 12 April 2021
Preceded bySunil Arora
Succeeded byAnup Chandra Pandey
Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes[1]
In office
1 November 2016 – 14 February 2019
Preceded byRani Singh Nair
Succeeded byPramod Chandra Mody
Personal details
Born
Sushil Chandra

(1957-05-15) 15 May 1957 (age 64)
Alma materIIT Roorkee (B-Tech),
DAV College, Dehradun (LLB)
OccupationRetd. Indian Revenue Service officer

Sushil Chandra (born 15 May 1957) is a 1980 batch Indian Revenue Service officer.[2] He is the current and 24th Chief Election Commissioner of India. He previously served as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes.[3][4]


Personal life

Sushil Chandra was born on 15 May 1957. He completed B-Tech from Roorkee University and LLB from DAV College, Dehradun.[2] He has also attended various trainings at IMF, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and The Wharton School on management.[5]

Career

Sushil Chandra and the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to India, Mr. Bulat Sarsenbayev signing a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) between India and Kazakhstan, in New Delhi
Sushil Chandra and the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to India, Mr. Bulat Sarsenbayev signing a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) between India and Kazakhstan, in New Delhi

He started his career in the Indian Engineering Service. Later joined the 1980 Batch of the Indian Revenue Service.   Under his chairmanship of the Central Board of Direct Taxes he contributed greatly to the Operation Clean Money.

He has been Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) International Taxation, Delhi. He was also the Director of Investigation, Mumbai and Director General Investigation, Gujarat.[6]   On 15 February 2019, he was appointed as the Election Commissioner of India and took office as the Chief Election Commissioner of India on 13 April 2021.[7]

Reference

  1. ^ Pandey, Devesh K. (14 February 2019). "CBDT chief Sushil Chandra appointed as Election Commissioner" – via www.thehindu.com.
  2. ^ a b "Sushil Chandra Appointed Chief Election Commissioner After Sunil Arora Demits Office". The Wire. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ Nath, Damini (12 April 2021). "Sushil Chandra appointed Chief Election Commissioner" – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ "Who is Sushil Chandra? Know your new chief election commissioner". Hindustan Times. 12 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Shri Sushil Chandra". Election Commission of India.
  6. ^ https://indianexpress.com/article/india/sushil-chandra-takes-charge-as-new-cec-7272566/
  7. ^ Apr 12, TIMESOFINDIA COM / Updated; 2021; Ist, 19:43. "Sushil Chandra succeeds Sunil Arora as CEC, to take charge from tomorrow | India News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 May 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)