President Pranab Mukherjee appoints Nasim Zaidi as new Chief Election Commisioner



By Newsgram Staff Writer

Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner by President Pranab Mukherjee. A 1976-batch IAS officer, Zaidi has also worked as the Director General of the Civil Aviation Ministry.

The Law Ministry has initiated the file for the appointment as the incumbent, Harishankar Brahma, is set to retire on April 18th.

The government will also set in the motion to appoint two new Election Commissioners after the appointment of Zaidi.

Zaidi will have a tenure up to July 2017 when he attains the age of 65.