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V S Sampath

Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath is the current chief election commissioner (CEC) of India. His appointment was made on 11 June 2012 after President Pratibha Patil appointed him on 6 June to replace S. Y. Quraishi as the Chief Election Commissioner.

He is a former Power Secretary. Sampath was elevated to the post of Election Commissioner of the Indian Election Commission following the elevation of Navin Chawla in April 2009.


Addressing media in Hyderabad, Sampath said that almost half the cash seized after model code of conduct came into force in March for the 2014 elections was seized from Andhra Pradesh. Rs 105 crore was seized by the police and election officials so far in Andhra Pradesh. Apr 19, 2014

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Electoral reforms top priority area, says CEC Sampath
V. S. Sampath, who assumed office as the 18th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), on Monday said that the commission will strive for the early implementation of electoral reforms which are key for putting an end to criminalisation of politics and undue influence of money power in electoral arena.

Sampath to assume Chief Election Commissioner's office today
V. S. Sampath, a 1973 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, will assume office as the 18th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of the country on Monday.he 62-year old was appointed the CEC last week, and will preside over the next General Elections, scheduled in 2014.

Election Commission to announce poll schedule for five states today
The Election Commission will announce the schedule for assembly polls in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur on Saturday evening.

India, South Africa sign MoU on electoral cooperation
India and South Africa today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate exchange of knowledge and experience related to the study, reform and management of election administration systems, promotion and implementation of educational research and training programmes, and mutual exchanges to enhance experience in electoral management and administration.

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