Arun Goel takes over as new Election Commissioner of India

November 21, 2022 | 17:48:00

He is an IAS Officer of 1985 batch of the Punjab Cadre.

NEW DELHI: Senior IAS Officer Arun Goel assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India.

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, who is currently in Nepal as International Observer for their ongoing national elections, personally called and congratulated Arun Goel on his appointment. Welcoming him to the Election Commission, Kumar said that vast & diverse administrative experience of Goel will further strengthen the Commission’s endeavours in ensuring the electoral process more inclusive, accessible and participative.

Goel is an IAS officer of 1985 batch of the Punjab Cadre. He is a Post Graduate in Development Economics from Churchill College, University of Cambridge, England.