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Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commission of India was formed on 25 January 1950

The day is celebrated as National Voters Day

The President of India (based on a recommendation from incumbent Govt of India) appoints the Chief Election Commissioner.. Conventionally, senior-most Election Commissioner is appointed as CEC.

He has tenure of six years, or up to the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. He enjoys the same official status, salary and perks as available to Judges of the Supreme Court of India and High court.

The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed only through impeachment[4] by the Parliament.[


 

 

 

SNo

CEC

From

To

 

1

Sukumar Sen

21 March 1950

19 December 1958

 

2

Kalyan Sundaram

20 December 1958

30 September 1967

 

3

S. P. Sen Verma

1 October 1967

30 September 1972

 

4

Nagendra Singh

1 October 1972

6 February 1973

 

5

T. Swaminathan

7 February 1973

17 June 1977

 

6

S. L. Shakdhar

18 June 1977

17 June 1982

 

7

R. K. Trivedi

18 June 1982

31 December 1985

 

8

R. V. S. Peri Sastri

1 January 1986  

25 November 1990

 

9

V. S. Ramadevi

26 November 1990

11 December 1990

 

10

T. N. Seshan

12 December 1990

11 December 1996

 

11

M. S. Gill

12 December 1996

13 June 2001

 

12          

J. M. Lyngdoh

14 June 2001     

7 February 2004

 

13

T. S. Krishnamurthy

8 February 2004

15 May 2005

 

14

B. B. Tandon

16 May 2005      

29 June 2006

 

15          

N. Gopalaswami

30 June 2006     

20 April 2009

 

16          

Navin Chawla

21 April 2009      

29 July 2010

 

17          

S. Y. Quraishi

30 July 2010       

10 June 2012

 

18          

V. S. Sampath

10 June 2012     

15 Jan 2015

  19 H. S. Brahma 16 Jan 2015 19 April 2015
  20 Nasim Zaidi 19 April 2015 Incumbent
         

 

      As In April 2017

 

 

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