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Coronavirus | Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora stuck in U.S. due to travel curbs

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora   | Photo Credit: AKHILESH KUMAR

He went to the country on a personal visit and was to return to Delhi on April 4.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora is among those hit by COVID-19-related travel restrictions. He went on a personal visit to the United States and was scheduled to return to Delhi on April 4, when the government stopped all international flights 草草影院最新地址入口from March 23.

Mr. Arora told The Hindu 草草影院最新地址入口that he was on leave from March 7 and his return flight was on April 4. Now, like many others, he is waiting for the resumption of flight services.

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Election Commission of India officials said Mr. Arora had been working remotely. The two Election Commissioners – Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra – and other senior officials were in touch with Mr. Arora.

草草影院最新地址入口Mr. Arora said the ECI headquarters in Delhi, including his own office, had been operational with a skeleton staff. The recent decision of the CEC and ECs on a 30% cut in salary for one year to contribute to the COVID-19 response of the government was taken after conversations among the three, he said.

Due to the pandemic, the ECI decided on March 24 to defer the elections to 55 Rajya Sabha seats that were to take place on March 26. The Bihar Assembly poll is scheduled to be held in November.

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