VS Sampath is the new Chief Election Commissioner of India

  • Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath assumes office as the new Chief Election Commissioner in New Delhi. AP
  • Sampath joined the Election Commission of India as election commissioner in April 2009. In this PTI file photo he is seen with out going Chief Election Commissioner S.Y.Quraishi.
  • A former bureaucrat, 62-year-old Veeravalli Sundaram Sampat has had stints in varied positions in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. AP
  • Out going Chief Election Commissioner S.Y.Quraishi waves as he leaves the Election Commission in New Delhi. AP
  • Born on January 16, 1950, Sampath will be at the helm of Election Commission until January, 2015 when he attains 65 years. PTI