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Former Chief Election Commissioner of India



Shri H.S.Brahma

Shri H.S. Brahma assumed charge as Election Commissioner of India on 25th August, 2010.  He is retired Indian Administrative Service officer of Andhra Pradesh State cadre (1975 Batch).  He retired on 30th April, 2010 as Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India before joining the Election Commission. 

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. He was the Member-Secretary of the State Electricity Board, Andhra Pradesh and also worked as:

    (1) District Collector & Magistrate - 4 years.

    (2) Commissioner , Municipal Corporation of  Hyderabad - 3 ½ years.

    (3) Commissioner (Transport) & Ex-officio Secretary (Transport, Road & Building),

     GoAP – 2 ½ years.

    (4) Commissioner & Ex-officio Secretary (Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs) – 

     5 years.

    (5) Principal Secretary (Environment, Forest, Science & Technology), GoAP.

   Shri Brahma has well rounded experience in various facets of administration in different departments of Government of Andhra Pradesh and Government of India.

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