New Delhi: Shri Sunil Arora assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner of India, here today.
Born on 13th April, 1956, Shri Arora, 1980 batch IAS officer from Rajasthan cadre, superannuated on 30th April 2016 as Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Government of India . During 36 years of his long service, he held various crucial positions in State Govt. of Rajasthan and in the Central Government.
Prior to joining as Election Commissioner, Shri Arora was serving as Director General (DG), M/o Corporate Affairs since 15th December, 2016 after his superannuation.
He served in several key positions namely Secretary in the M/o Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and M/o Information & Broadcasting in Government of India, Chairman & Managing Director of the then Indian Airlines between 2002 to 2005, member of Board of Directors of Air India, Airport Authority of India Ltd. and National Skill Development Corporation etc.. At the State level, Mr. Arora served as Chairman of Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation (RIICO) between 2005 and 2013, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Government of Rajasthan between 2013 to 2014 and in several other important positions.