Published On: Thu, Aug 31st, 2017

Sunil Arora to be new EC, Rajiv Mehrishi appointed CAG

New Delhi: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, Government on Thursday appointed IAS officer Sunil Arora as Election Commissioner and former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi as Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Mehrishi, a 1978-batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, will replace SK Sharma

Mehrishi, a 1978-batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, will replace SK Sharma, who is retiring on September 24. Mehrishi retired yesterday from the post of Home Secretary after serving a period of two years.

In another appointment of the day, former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sunil Arora has been appointed as an Election Commissioner, it was announced on Thursday.

Arora has been appointed with effect from the date he assumes office, the Ministry of Law and Justice said in a statement here.

He was also Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

After Nasim Zaidi retired as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), AK Joti was made the CEC. Om Prakash Rawat is the other Election Commissioner.

Arora (61) had been the Information and Broadcasting Secretary, and Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

A 1980 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora has worked in ministries and departments such as Finance, Textiles and Planning Commission.

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