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India to Formulate a Long Term Startegic Plan For Efficient Election Management

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]New Delhi: Dr. Nasim Zaidi has assumed charge as 20th Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) succeeding Sh. H.S. Bramha here today. Sh. H.S. Brahma laid off his office yesterday after completing his tenure. Prior to this Dr. Nasim Zaidi has served as Election Commissioner since 7.8.2012. Before joining the Election Commission, Dr. Zaidi had served the nation as a long time civil servant of the Indian Administration Service (1976- Batch). Speaking to media persons after taking over charge, Dr Zaidi said that ECI will formulate a strategic plan for 10-15 years based on principles of independence, transparency, professionalism, inclusiveness and measurable outputs. The plan will be based on all round institutional strengthening, voter education and an efficient election operation. Dr Zaidi further stated that he would like ECI to be more vibrant, transparent & accountable organisation, which is open to receiving new ideas and best practices. Commission will like to formulate its guiding Principles based on good governance.. The full text of Dr Zaidi Statement on assumption of charge is as follows :- “I feel privileged and honoured that I have been given this responsibility to lead one of the finest institutions that the Indian Constitution has provided a glorious institution that reinforces Indian democracy. I am also conscious of the onerous task in hand. As continuity is the hallmark in the working of the Commission, I look forward to building upon the excellent work done by my distinguished predecessors and meet the expectation of the people and all stake- holders. We have laid a simple vision: Free and fair elections based on error free and authenticated electoral roll with higher level of participation if voters with inclusiveness. As you know, we have continuously set high bench marks for ourselves. We would strive to deliver Elections which are spotlessly free, fair, peaceful transparent and highly participative each time. I would like to see the voter happy in his or her interface with the electoral system. ECI will focus on voter-centric activities form enrolment to enabling them with e-services. ECI will formulate a strategic plan for 10-15 years based on principles of independence, transparency, professionalism, inclusiveness and measurable outputs. The plan will be based on all round institutional strengthening, voter education and an efficient election operation. During my tenure as Chief Election Commissioner, I would like ECI to be more vibrant, transparent & accountable organisation, which is open to receiving new ideas and best practices. Commission will like to formulate its guiding Principles based on good governance.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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