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    Sunil Arora: Bio, Career, Love Life, Controversy and More

    Sunil Arora is a retired IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre of the 1980 batch. He is India’s Election Commissioner.

    Full NameSunil Arora
    Age 13, April 1956
    Date of Birth 64 Years
    Profession Civil Servant
    HometownHoshiarpur, Punjab
    CollegePunjab University
    Educational QualificationBachelor’s in English Honors
    Master’s in English
    Political InclinationBhartiya Janata Party (BJP)
    HobbiesReading, Writing

    Early Life

    Sunil Arora was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab on 13, April 1956. He did his BA Honors in English and Master’s in English In Chandigarh from Punjab University. Sunil Arora’s father is a retired account officer of the Indian Railways and his mother has worked in DAV College, Hoshiarpur. He has 2 brothers. One of them is an IAS officer and the other is a Diplomat.


    Sunil Arora worked as the Secretary of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 1993 to 1998. He then served as the Joint Secretary of M/O Civil Aviation in 1999 for 3 years. He then became the Principle Secretary of Vasundra Raje, the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan and served from 2005 to 2008. He became the chairman and MD of RIICO in 2009. He became the Secretary of Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports in 2014. He also served as the Secretary of Minister of Information and Broadcasting in 2015. In 2017, he became the Election Commissioner of India. Then he was appointed as Chief Election Commissioner of India in 2018.


    In 2009, an audio clip of a conversation was leaked between lobbyist Niira Radira and Sunil Arora in which Sunil talked of corruption in the Indian judiciary. The name of Y.K Sabharwal, the former CJI, was also listed by him as one of India’s corrupt judges.

    Physical Appearance

    Sunil Arora has black eye color and grey hair color. His height is 5 feet 7 inch. His weight is 75 kg.


    • He retired from Indian Administrative services on 30 April 2016.
    • He was hired as one of the two Election Commissioners of India.
    • He was an associate professor at DAV College in Jalandhar before he became an IAS officer.
    • He was hired as the CEO and the director-general Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, after his retirement but he was re-employed into the services.
    • He was appointed the Chief Election Commissioner of India on 26 November 2018.

    Who is the Chief Election Commissioner of India?

    Sunil Arora is the Chief Election Commissioner of India since 2 December 2018.

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