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Dr. Nasim Zaidi takes charge as 20th Chief Election Commissioner

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Dr. Nasim Zaidi has assumed charge as 20th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) succeeding H.S. Bramha here today.

Speaking to media persons after taking over charge, Dr Zaidi said, “I feel privileged and honoured that I have been given this responsibility to lead one of the finest institutions that the Indian Constitution has provided a glorious institution that reinforces Indian democracy. ”
Prior to this Dr. Nasim Zaidi has served as Election Commissioner since 7.8.2012. Before joining the Election Commission, Dr. Zaidi had served the nation as a long time civil servant of the Indian Administration Service (1976- Batch).

Dr Zaidi also said that he would like ECI to be more vibrant, transparent & accountable organisation, which is open to receiving new ideas and best practices.
The full text of Dr Zaidi Statement on assumption of charge is as follows ::-

“ECI will focus on voter-centric activities form enrolment to enabling them with e-services. ECI will formulate a strategic plan for 10-15 years based on principles of independence, transparency, professionalism, inclusiveness and measurable outputs. The plan will be based on all round institutional strengthening, voter education and an efficient election operation, ” Dr Zaidi said.

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Facebook To Come With The Voting Reminder For Indians

Facebook had rolled out similar reminder in partnership with Election Commission of India in 2017.

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fb to alert voters this election season

Facebook on Thursday said it will send a voter registration reminder to users in India who are eligible to vote.

The ‘Register Now’ button is designed to encourage Indian citizens to register themselves with the Election Commission of India (ECI), the company said in a statement.

The reminder will be rolled out in 13 Indian languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Marathi and Oriya.

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“As part of our efforts, on National Voters Day on January 25, a voter registration reminder will appear at the top of the News Feed as a reminder service for all the voters,” said Shivnath Thukral, Public Policy Director for India & South Asia.

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By clicking on the ‘Register Now’ button, people will be directed to the National Voters’ Services Portal which will guide them through the registration process.

Facebook had rolled out similar reminder in partnership with Election Commission of India in 2017.

Facebook has over 200 million users in India. (IANS)