Nasim Zaidi takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

New Delhi: Dr. Nasim Zaidi has assumed charge as the 20th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He succeeds HS Bramha. A 1975-batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, Brahma (65), who hails from Assam, was elevated
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India TV News Desk April 19, 2015 12:26 IST

New Delhi: Dr. Nasim Zaidi has assumed charge as the 20th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He succeeds HS Bramha. A 1975-batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, Brahma (65), who hails from Assam, was elevated as the 19th Chief Election Commissioner in January this year and had a stint of a little over three months.

Zaidi has earlier served as Election Commissioner since July 2012. Before joining the Election Commission, Zaidi had served the nation as a long time civil servant of the Indian Administration Service (1976- Batch). 

Speaking to media persons after taking over charge, he said that the Commission will formulate a strategic plan for 10-15 years based on principles of independence, transparency, professionalism, inclusiveness and measurable outputs. 

The plan will be based on all round institutional strengthening, voter education and an efficient election operation, he said. 

Zaidi further stated that he would like Commission to be more vibrant, transparent & accountable organisation, which is open to receiving new ideas and best practices. Commission will like to formulate its guiding Principles based on good governance.

 
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