New Delhi : Arun Goel, a retired IAS officer, took over as India’s new Election Commissioner on Monday.
The election commission will now be fully staffed after the third position of Election Commissioner had been vacant for nearly six months.
Since Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra retired in May of this year, leaving Rajiv Kumar in charge, the poll panel has been a two-member body.
On November 19, President Droupadi Murmu appointed Goel, a retired IAS officer from the Punjab Cadre of the 1985 batch, to the post.
In the apex poll body, Goel will join Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey.