Sushil Chandra has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India today on 15thof February 2019 and joins the Commission with Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa.
Born on 15thMay 1957 Chandra is a 1980 batch Indian Revenue Service Officer. In the IRS service Chandra has rendered his service in various States viz; Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Acquiring his academic proficiency from Roorkee University and LL.B. from D.A.V. College, Dehradun, Chandra has worked extensively in the areas of International Taxation and Investigation at various places. Chandra brings rich experience from his position of Director of Investigation, Mumbai and Director General (Investigation), Gujarat. Besides this, he has undergone various training programmes at Singapore, IIM Bangalore & Wharton.
Prior to joining ECI Shri Chandra 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), C.B.D.T.