The President has appointed former IAS officer Anup Chandra Pandey as an Election Commissioner.
A notification was issued in this regard by the Legislative Department under The Ministry of Law and Justice. Pandey is a retired IAS officer of the 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre. There was a vacancy in the poll body after Sunil Arora demitted office as the Chief Election Commissioner on 12th April this year.
Presently Sushil Chandra is the Chief Election Commissioner and Rajiv Kumar is the other Election Commissioner. Pandey has served as Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh and held many other key positions.