Chandra is a 1980 batch Indian Revenue Service Officer. Before joining ECI, he was the Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
GN Bureau | April 12, 2021
Sushil Chandra has been appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India. He will assume the charge of the office of the Chief Election Commissioner with effect from the 13th April 2021 succeeding Sunil Arora.
Chandra is a 1980 batch Indian Revenue Service Officer. Before joining ECI, he held the office of Chairman in Central Board of Direct Taxes, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, and Government of India and was also Member (Investigation), CBDT.
He acquired his academic proficiency from Roorkee University and LLB from DAV College, Dehradun. Chandra has worked extensively in the areas of International Taxation and Investigation at various places. He brings experience from his position of Director of Investigation, Mumbai and Director General (Investigation), Gujarat.
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