New Delhi: Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath will take over on Monday as the 18th Chief Election Commissioner of India at the Election Commission headquarters in the Capital. A 1973 batch IAS officer, 62-year-old Sampath will take over from SY Quraishi whose term came to an end on Sunday.
Sampath, who was appointed as the CEC last week, will preside over the next Lok Sabha elections in 2014. A low-profile bureaucrat, who has had stints in various capacities in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, Sampath was Power Secretary at the Centre before he was appointed Election
Commissioner in April, 2009.
Born on January 16, 1950, Sampath will be at the helm of the Commission till January, 2015 when he would turn 65. Under the Constitution, an EC or the CEC can remain in office either for a six-year term or till 65 years, whichever is earlier....more
10:42 PM, Jun 10, 2012
New Delhi: Terming the 2010 Commonwealth Games a "nightmare", Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi on Friday said the event is being remembered more for its controversies, which denied the nation the pride it got from the performance of its athletes. "What a nightmare it was, something we should have been proud of, that pride was denied to the nation... Unfortunately we did not get any time to bask in the...
10:37 PM, Jun 01, 2012
New Delhi: Less than a month to go before the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission (EC) issued an order to bring down curtains on Chief Minister Mayawati's biggest public promotion campaign yet, that includes the statues of herself and the BSP's election symbol, the elephant. Chief Election Commissioner SY Qureshi on Saturday at a Press Conference said the statues will be covered as they were built on...
05:13 PM, Jan 07, 2012