V. S. Ramadevi
|V. S. Ramadevi|
|Chief Election Commissioner of India|
26 November 1990 – 12 December 1990
|Preceded by||R. V. S. Peri Sastri|
|Succeeded by||T. N. Seshan|
|Secretary General of Rajya Sabha|
1 July 1993 – 25 September 1997
|Preceded by||Sudarshan Agarwal|
|Succeeded by||S. S. Sohoni|
15 January 1934|
Chebrolu, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Died||17 April 2013
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Cause of death||Cardiac arrest|
V. S. Ramadevi (born 15 January 1934 – 17 April 2013) M.A, L.L.M, was the Chief Election Commissioner of India from 26 November 1990 to 11 December 1990. She was the first woman to become Chief Election Commissioner of India. She was succeeded by T. N. Seshan. Ramadevi was the first (and till date, only woman) Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha from 1 July 1993 to 25 Septemner 1997.
Ramadevi was born in Chebrolu of West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India on 15 January 1934 (which happens to be the date of the Sankranti harvest festival). She was educated in Eluru. She registered her name as advocate after completing M.A. LLB in the Andhra Pradesh High Court. She served as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh from 26 July 1997 to 1 December 1999 and as the Governor of Karnataka from 2 December 1999 to 20 August 2002.
- Bangalore, 17 April 2013, DHNS:. "Former Governor Ramadevi passes away". Deccanherald.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
- Past Governors in Raj Bhavan, Himachal Pradesh.