Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi

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Nasim Zaidi
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Chief Election Commissioner of India
In office
18 April 2015 – 6 July 2017
President Pranab Mukherjee
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by H. S. Brahma
Succeeded by Achal Kumar Jyoti
Election Commissioner of India
In office
7 August 2012 – 18 April 2015
Personal details
Born Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi
(1952-07-06) 6 July 1952 (age 65)
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Harvard University
Profession Civil servant

Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi is a former Chief Election Commissioner of India. He is a retired I.A.S. officer of 1976 batch from the Uttar Pradesh cadre.[1][2][3][4]


Zaidi possesses a master's degree in Public Administration from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and has been a Mason Fellow for Public Policy at Harvard Institute for International Development.


Dr. Zaidi has served as the Permanent Representative of India on the Council of ICAO from November 2005 to October 2008. He has served as the Director General of Civil Aviation. He retired from IAS as Secretary to the Government of India in Ministry of Civil Aviation on 31 July 2012.[5] The first election in his tenure was Bihar Legislative Assembly election, 2015.[6]


  1. ^ PTI Aug 7, 2012, 06.32PM IST (2012-08-07). "Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi appointed Election Commissioner - Times Of India". Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ Ians - New Delhi (2012-08-07). "Nasim Ahmad Zaidi is new Election Commissioner". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  3. ^ J Balaji (2012-08-03). "News / National : Zaidi is new Election Commissioner". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
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  5. ^   (2012-07-31). "Welcome to Election Commission of India". Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Election Commission's neutrality: Will Zaidi fit in Seshan's shoes?".