The 1980-batch IAS officer Sunil Arora will be the new Chief Election Commissioner of India.
He succeeds Om Prakash Rawat who retired on Saturday. Sources said the formal notification will be issued soon.
A former bureaucrat, Arora was appointed as Election Commissioner in August, last year.
A 1980-batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora has worked in ministries such as finance, textiles and the Planning Commission.