Dr. Nasim Zaidi – Chief Election Commissioner
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Dr. Nasim Zaidi assumed charge as 20th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) succeeding Mr. H.S. Brahma on April 19. Mr. H.S. Brahma laid off his office yesterday after completing his tenure.
Prior to this Dr. Nasim Zaidi served as Election Commissioner since 7.8.2012. Before joining the Election Commission, Dr. 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, Dr Zaidi said that ECI 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. Dr. Zaidi further stated that he would like ECI to be more vibrant, transparent & accountable organization, which is open to receiving new ideas and best practices. Commission will like to formulate its guiding Principles based on good governance.