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Election Commission08-February, 2004 16:50 IST
T.S. Krishnamurthy takes over as Chief Election Commissioner

N. Gopalaswamy joins as Election Commissioner
Shri T.S. Krishnamurthy took over as new Chief Election Commissioner of India here today. Earlier, serving the Commission as Election Commissioner, Shri Krishnamurthy has succeeded Shri J.M. Lyngdoh who laid off his office yesterday after completing his tenure.

Shri Krishnamurthy, who started his career as an Indian Revenue Service Officer served at various levels, including the Secretary, Department of Company Affairs. He joined Election Commission of India in January, 2000 as Election Commissioner.

Shri N. Gopalaswamy, former Home Secretary also took over as Election Commissioner of India today. An IAS Officer (Gujarat Cadre) he had held several positions including Member Planning Commission and the Secretary, Culture, Government of India.

While briefing the mediapersons, after taking over as the Chief Election Commissioner, Shri T.S. Krishnamurthy said that the Commission was seized of the preparations for forthcoming General Election. He said, efforts would be made to conduct Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously wherever due. Regarding the number of phases for polling, Shri Krishnamurthy indicated that the commission would try to have polling in less than five phases. Due consideration would also be given to the dates of Central and State Board examinations, while finalizing the poll dates. He added that the Election Commission will have discussions with the Home Ministry, Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of the States before finalizing the dates.
(Release ID :1042)

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