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 Home » News » India - Sunday 02 Jul 2006

S.Y. Quraishi appointed as election commissioner of India

New Delhi:After weeks of intense speculation, S.Y. Quraishi (Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi), secretary in the ministry of youth affairs and sports, was appointed the third election commissioner of India.

Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi is a Haryana Cadre IAS officer of 1971 Batch. He is famous for his integrity and respected by his colleagues and media alike.

Born on June 11, 1947, in Delhi, Quraishi is a post-graduate in history. He did his Ph.D in the areas of communication and social marketing. The title of his doctoral thesis was "The Role of Communication and Social Marketing in Development of Women and Children". His book 'Social Marketing for Social Change' has broken new ground in the field of development communication and is considered as a pioneering effort with special reference to women and children.

He has authored two papers, "Islam, Muslims and Family Planning in India', and "Islam & AIDS".

He is the first Muslim to be appointed as the election commissioner of India.

Quraishi fills the slot following the appointment of N. Gopalaswamy as chief election commissioner succeeding present incumbent B.B. Tandon who steps down Friday.

Navin Chawla is the other commissioner.

Tandon had come under criticism from the Left parties for his handling of the office-of-profit issue, particularly on the poll panel's action on the disqualification petitions against Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and nine other MPs of the Communist Party of India-Marxist.  


- Hidayath, YaHind News, Dubia
 
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