CEC SY Quraishi retires today

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) SY Quraishi is retiring on Sunday. He will be succeeded by VS Sampath who will take charge tomorrow.

Updated: Jun 10, 2012, 09:24 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) SY Quraishi is retiring on Sunday. He will be succeeded by VS Sampath who will take charge tomorrow.

A former bureaucrat, 62-year-old Veeravalli Sundaram Sampat has had stints in varied positions in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. He was Power Secretary at the Centre before he was appointed Election Commissioner in April, 2009.
Born on January 16, 1950, Sampath will be at the helm of Election Commission until January, 2015 when he attains 65 years.

(With PTI inputs)