Sunil Arora, who took over as the 23rd Chief Election Commissioner on Sunday, sought cooperation of political parties and people to make elections "totally free, fair and ethical".
He succeeded O P Rawat who demitted office on Saturday.
The Lok Sabha elections, which are due next year, will be conducted by the poll panel under Arora, the 62-year-old former bureaucrat.
He will be in office till October, 2021.
After assuming charges, the new Chief Election Commissioner sought cooperation from all stakeholders - political parties, media, civil society organisations and people at large - "in making our elections totally free, fair, peaceful, accessible and ethical."
Arora was appointed as Election Commissioner on August 31, 2017.
He had been the Information and Broadcasting Secretary, and Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
He was the Principal Secretary to CM (2005-2008) and handled Information and Public Relations (IPR), Industries and Investment Departments.
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