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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

VS Sampath to be new Chief Election Commissioner of India

Election Commissioner V S Sampath was today (6.6.2012) appointed the new Chief Election Commissioner of India who will preside over the next Lok Sabha General Elections in 2014.
62-year-old Sampath will take over as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) after incumbent S Y Quraishi demits office on June 10. 
Consequent to Sampath's appointment, Government will soon be naming his replacement as Election Commissioner. After Sampath, the other Commissioner H S Brahma becomes the next in seniority in the three-member Commission.

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

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