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SY Quraishi becomes the first Muslim Chief Election Commissioner of India

29 Jul

By TCN News,

New Delhi: The President of India has today appointed the senior Election Commissioner, Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi as the Chief Election Commissioner [CEC] in the Election Commission of India. With this the lone and first Muslim Election Commissioner SY Quraishi, got glory to become the first Muslim Chief Election Commissioner of India.

He will assume the office with effect from the 30th July, 2010 as the present Chief Election Commissioner Navin B. Chawla will leave the office on attaining the age of sixty- five years on 29th July, 2010.

63-year Quraishi who has already served the Election Commission for more than four years, will enjoy the prestegious post of CEC a little more than two years. He was appointed as Election Commissioner on June 30, 2006.

Born on July 11, 1947, in Delhi, he is an IAS officer of 1971 batch from Haryana cadre and had worked in the governments both centre and state levels giving special contribution in the areas of social sector reforms covering health, education, population, drug abuse and civil society action. Before being Election Commissioner he also served as Secretary of Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

He has held various other top posts in his life including Director General of the National Aids Control Organization (NACO), Director General, Doordarshan, Director General of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and Director of the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.

A post graduate in history Quraishi, before joining Civil Service had earned distinction for his study of modern Persian, Arabic and German languages. Later he also received Ph.D degree in communication and Social Marketing.

He is also known for his extensive work in the field of population, women and child development, youth and adolescent issues. The UN and other international organizations have availed his experience in these areas.

He authored a number of books, articles and papers on different topics related to democracy, elections and social sector issues. His two famous books are “Islam, Muslims and Family Planning in India” and “Islam and AIDS.”

[Photo by netindian.in]

Source : http://twocircles.net/2010jul27/sy_quraishi_becomes_first_muslim_chief_election_commissioner_india.html

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3 Comments

Posted by on July 29, 2010 in News

 

3 responses to “SY Quraishi becomes the first Muslim Chief Election Commissioner of India

  1. Prathyusha reddy

    January 31, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I am an engineering graduate.i stay in dsnr,hyd. I applied for voter id in last year june, but i dint receive my id. On 25 jan i again applied for it. According to the announcements given,all polling officers should be available for taking the new applications.But there are no such provisions provided. I faced a lot of problems sir . Later i applied in l.b.nagar municipal office. Even there , no good response was available. sir , please take necessary action.

     
  2. divan

    March 10, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    sir india want change election system that means for eg. particulary party how many persantage vote getting same persantage mla or mp only want give if we follow this system all vote is valvable all pepople come and put vote. thanks.

     
  3. .P.RAJA,. B.Sc.,

    March 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    suggestion submitted;
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    WHAT IS THE DIFERENCE BETWEEN CASH BRIBING
    AND THE MENTIONED FREE ARTICLE OATHS, INSTEAD OF THAT LET THEM PUPBLISH OATHS OR VOWS THAT IF SOME PARTY HAPPEN TO COME TO
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