New Delhi: Retired IAS officer Arun Goel, has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India on Monday. He has joined Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey.
Goel is a 1985-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Punjab cadre. He had taken voluntary retirement from the post of Secretary of the Ministry of Heavy Industries.
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 the vast & diverse administrative experience of Goel will further strengthen the Commission's endeavours in ensuring the electoral process is more inclusive, accessible and participative.