The Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) chairman Sushil Chandra has been appointed as the next chief election commissioner. Satya Pinisetty, Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, took to Twitter to announce the appointment of Mr Chandra.
Senior bureaucrat Sushil Chandra is currently serving as the chairman of the CBDT till May 2019. He was given a one-year extension as the chairman. This marked his second extension after taking over as the chief of the CBDT, the apex policy-making body of the Income Tax department, on November 1, 2016.
Chandra, an IIT graduate, is a 1980 batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre).