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CEC Brahma takes charge

Fri 16 Jan 2015
New Delhi, January 16, 2015 : H.S. Brahma, the seniormost Election Commissioner has taken charge as the next Chief Election Commissioner of India on Friday. Mr. Sampath, the former CEC demitted office on Thursday after turning 65.

Mr. Brahma, who hails from Assam, is also an IAS officer from the 1975 batch of the Andhra Pradesh cadre. Like Mr. Sampath, he too held the post of Power Secretary before being appointed Election Commissioner in August 2010. He will hold office for only a very short period, until he turns 65 on April 19 this year.

Mr. Brahma has also held posts such as Joint Secretary (Border Management) in the Union Home Ministry. He also worked as Special Secretary & Additional Secretary in the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).


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