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Retired IAS Arun Goel appointed as the new Election Commissioner

Current Affairs

  • Former Bureaucrat Arun Goel assumed the office of election commissioner of India today, Monday, after being appointed to the post on November 19.
  • The post of one election commissioner in the three-member commission has been lying vacant since May when Sushil Chandra retired as Chief Election Commissioner. 
  • Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju while notifying the appointment made by President Droupadi Murmu said, “The President is pleased to appoint Arun Goel, IAS (Retd.) (PB: 1985) as the Election Commissioner in the Election Commission with effect from the date he assumes the office.”
  • Arun Goel will join Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey in the apex poll body.

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