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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Chief Election Commissioner S.Y.Qureshi appointed

The President, Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil today appointed Mr. Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi, the senior-most Election Commissioner, as the Chief Election Commissioner in the Election Commission of India. Mr Qureshi will assume charge of the post with effect from July 30, succeeding Mr Navin B Chawla who will demit office on July 29 on attaining the age of 65.

Chief Election Commissioners
The following have held the post of the Chief Election Commissioner of India
  • Sukumar Sen ICS (b. 1899) : 21 March 1950 to 19 December 1958
  • K. V. K. Sundaram : 20 December 1958 to 30 September 1967
  • S. P. Sen Verma : 1 October 1967 to 30 September 1972
  • Dr. Nagendra Singh : 1 October 1972 to 6 February 1973
  • T. Swaminathan : 7 February 1973 to 17 June 1977
  • S. L. Shakdhar : 18 June 1977 to 17 June 1982
  • R. K. Trivedi : 18 June 1982 to 31 December 1985
  • R. V. S. Peri Sastri : 1 January 1986 to 25 November 1990
  • V. S. Ramadevi : 26 November 1990 to 11 December 1990
  • T. N. Seshan : 12 December 1990 to 11 December 1996
  • M. S. Gill : 12 December 1996 to 13 June 2001
  • J. M. Lyngdoh : 14 June 2001 to 7 February 2004
  • T. S. Krishnamurthy : 8 February 2004 to 15 May 2005
  • B. B. Tandon : 16 May 2005 to 29 June 2006
  • N. Gopalaswami : 30 June 2006 to 20 April 2009
  • Navin Chawla : 21 April 2009 to 29 July 2010
  • Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi30 July 2010 to 10 june 2012
  • VS Sampath: 10 june 2012-present

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