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Issue:January' 2018


‘Work has already begun’


Sunil Arora Among present lot, the modern bureaucracy does not have more than handful of wiser and more influential administrators than Sunil Arora, 62. An official of a few words and a patient listener, he wears evey new hat with dignity and grace. He cares for people and they, in return, respect him. A ‘doyen’ of a powerful Indian Administrative Service (IAS) lobby, he has been entrusted with the responsibility of heading the Lok Sabha Election Commission saying ‘ Lok Sabha election work has already begun’. The elections will be held in May, 2019.
Arora announced his ability and skill when he was chief of Indian Airlines. He tactfully brought cock-pit and cabin crews on one wave-length. The airline flourished during his tenure. He was fair and meticulous to media, both English and Hindi. His press conferences were meaningful and news worthy.
Arora annouced that elections would be ’free, fair and ethical’. The Parliamentary pole will be held next year. He said: “We will ensure voting rights for our soldiers and persons with disability.
We have interest of share-holders”. Besides Parliamentary polls, there will be elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Maharashtra, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal and Sikkim. His tenure ends on April 12, 2021.
Behind him lies not only several years of personal and constant involvement but also a record of service to different and divergent divisions and departments. He is wellinformed and sure-footed. He has something to offer all the time. All this gives a unique appeal to the enormous number of people who attend his briefings.
In the interview, Arora has gone record saying that in the state elections, there were a few instances of 'indiscretions by poll officials. “We will place our best foot forward to meet the expectations of all the stake-holders”, he emphasised, adding: “Our watch-word is purview of constitution”.