Hari Shankar Brahma, 1975 batch IAS; AP cadre, is the next Chief Election Commissioner of India.
He succeeds Shri V S Sampath. Together as a team they conducted the 14th Lok Sabha elections that recorded the highest participation ever in history with about 814 million people casting their votes. Mr Brahma a retired IAS officer, assumed charge as Election Commissioner of India on 25th August, 2010. He is the man who got the ‘job done’ of border fencing and other border infrastructural work on Indo-Pak – Indo-Bangladesh border, during his tenure as Joint Secretary (Border Management), GoI.
Mr Brahma assumed charge as Election Commissioner of India after retiring on 30th April, 2010 as Secretary-Ministry of Power. Born on 19th April, 1950, he completed his Post Graduation in Political Science from Gauhati University (Assam) and graduated from St. Edmund’s College, Shillong. He did his schooling from Don Bosco School, Guwahati. He has held various senior level posts in the Government of India and State Government prior to the present posting. Before retiring as Secretary from the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India, Shri Brahma held posts such as Joint Secretary (Border Management), GoI, for more than four years and completed almost all the border fencing and other border infrastructural work on Indo-Pak – Indo-Bangladesh border. He also worked as Special Secretary & Additional Secretary in National Disaster Management Authority (Ministry of Home Affairs), GoI.