VS Sampath is the new Chief Election Commissioner

Jun 11, 2012, 13:02 IST | Agencies

VS Sampath stepped in as the new Chief Election Commissioner today after SY Quraishi demitted office Sunday.

VS Sampath took charge as the Chief Election Commissioner today after SY Quraishi demitted office Sunday. 

Quraishi was appointed as Election Commissioner in the poll body on June 30, 2006 and had assumed charge as the 17th CEC on July 30, 2010.

The new Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath (Pic - Rajeev Tyagi)

On assuming office, Sampath said that announcement regarding Presidential election schedule is due shortly. 

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