NEW DELHI, April 9 � Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi was today appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), reports PTI.
President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared his appointment, a Law Ministry statement said.
He will assume charge on April 19, after the incumbent Hari Shankar Brahma demits office on April 18 upon his retirement. Zaidi will have a tenure up to July, 2017 when he attains the age of 65. A 1976 batch IAS officer, Zaidi has worked in the Civil Aviation Ministry for a long time.
The government will soon set in motion the process of appointing two Election Commissioners to fill up the vacancies in the three-member poll body.