Nasim Zaidi to take over Brahma as CEC


New Delhi: Nasim Zaidi will be taking over as the new Chief Election Commissioner from HS Brahma, who is scheduled to retire on April 19.

Zaidi was appointed as an Election Commissioner in 2012. He was appointed as the Election commissioner following V S Sampath’s elevation as the Chief Election Commissioner due to which the position of Election Commissioner fell vacant.

He is an IAS officer of the 1976 batch who retired as the civil aviation secretary on July 31 2012.

He had served as the director general of Civil Aviation and as the permanent representative of India to the council of International Civil aviation organization from 2005-08. He had also served as the chairman of the airport authority of India.