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Who is Who (India)

Chief Election Commissioner of India: Navin Chawla
Election Commission of India: VS Sampath
Election commissioner of India: S Y Quraishi
Chief Justice of India: KG Balakrishnan
National Commission for Minorities: Mohammad Shaffi Qureshi
Comptroller and AuditorA person who is professionally qualified to examine and scrutinize accounts. He/she inspects records and reports on the profitability and financial position of the company. ..... General of India: Vinod Rai
Governor of Reserve Bank of IndiaThe Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 with .....: D. Subbarao
Chairman, University Grants Commission: S K Thorat
Chairman, Railway Board : S S Khurana
Chief of National Investigation Agency : Radha Vinod Raju
Solicitor General of India Gopal Subramaniam
Attorney General of India : G E Vahanvati

Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission: Montek Singh Ahluwalia
Montek Singh Ahluwalia is a prominent economic policy-maker of our country. He was a Member of the Indian Planning Commission in the NDA Government from 1998. He became the first Director of the Independent Evaluation Office, International Monetary Fund (IMF) on July 9, 2001. On June 16, 2004, he was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission by the UPA and was reappointed to the post by the Government on June 5, 2009.
Chief Election Commissioner of India: Navin Chawla
Navin Chawla is the sixteenth and current Chief Election Commissioner of India. He was born in New Delhi.
Recently he was in the news as the then Chief Election Commissioner, N Gopalaswami, had unilaterally recommended his removal from the election commission on grounds of partisanship. The recommendation had since been rejected by the President of India on March 1, 2009.
He succeeded N Gopalaswami as the Chief Election Commissioner of India on April 20, 2009.
His Works : Two Books on Mother Teresa & One Report on Leprosy
1. Two Books on Mother Teresa titled "Mother Teresa" & "Faith and Compassion"
2. The Vocational Rehabilitation and Social Re-integration of the Leprosy Affected in India”. This report was released at the India International Centre in New Delhi by Mother Teresa herself on 18 October 1988.
Election Commissioner of India: VS Sampath
VS Sampath, one of the Election Commissioners of Election Commission of India, is a 1973-batch IAS officer of the Andhra PradeshPopulation (2001 Census) : 76210007Males : 38527413Females : 37682594Sex Ratio (Females/1000 Males) : 978Density Of Population (Persons/ Square Km) : 275Urban Population % : 27.08Literacy ..... cadre. He took charge as Election Commissioner on 21 April, 2009 after serving for a year as the Secretary, Energy and Power, Government of India. Sampath will be the Chief Election Commissioner until 2014.

Election commissioner of India: S Y Quraishi
Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi is an election commissioner of India. He was appointed as an election commissioner on June 30, 2006. He is a secretary for Youth Affairs and Sports for India as well. He is an IAS officer of 1971 batch from Haryana cadre. He did his Ph.D in Communications and Social marketing.

Chief Justice of India: KG Balakrishnan
Konakuppakatil Gopinathan Balakrishnan is the thirty-seventh Chief Justice of India. He is the only Dalit and the only Malayali to become the Chief Justice of India.

National Commission for Minorities: Mohammad Shaffi Qureshi
Mohammad Shaffi Qureshi is prominent Muslim politician.He is currently the chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities since September 3rd,2007. (governor of west Bengal chairman of minorityMuslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains have been notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities ..... commission with rankof cabinet minister

Comptroller and Auditor General of India: Vinod Rai
Vinod Rai is the present Comptroller and Auditor General of India. He assumed office from early 2008.Mr Rai is a 1972 batch Kerala cadre officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS).He was the MD of Kerala State Co-operative Marketing Federation from 1977 to 1980.Prior to his appointment as Financial Services Secretary, Mr Rai was Additional Secretary in the Banking Division of the Finance Ministry.

Governor of Reserve Bank of India In 1926, the Royal Commission on Indian Currency and Finance which is also known as the Hilton-Young Commission recommended the creation of a central bank. .....: D. Subbarao
Duvvuri Subbarao is the twenty-second Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Subbarao took over from Y. Venugopal Reddy, the previous governor on 5 September 2008. His term as Governor will end in September 2011. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Subbarao was the Finance Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Dr. Subbarao has earlier been Secretary to the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (2005-2007), lead economist in the World Bank (1999-2004), Finance Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh (1993-98) and Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India (1988-1993).
Chairman, University Grants Commission: S K Thorat
Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat was born on July 12, 1949 in village Mahimapur, District Amravati (Maharashtra), India. He is the Chairman of UGC of India.
Honour and Awards Prof. Thorat has received :
Padamshree award from the Government of India in 2008.
Vidyalankara (Lifetime Achievement Award) by Purbanchal Academy of Oriental Studies in association with Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in 2008
P.K. Patil Purushottam Award in 2007.
Awarded Bharat Shiromani Award 2006 by Shiromani Institute.
Ambedkar Chetna Award in 2001.

Chairman, Railway Board : S S Khurana
Shri S.S. Khurana is the Chairman, Railway Board and exMeans ‘Without’. A price so quoted excludes recently declared dividends (xd) rights (xr) or bonus shares (xb). Excess Spread Policy (U.S.) A NASD requirement that .....-officio Principal Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Railway. Prior to this he has been holding the post of Member (Staff), Railway Board since 28th December 2007. Born in the year 1950, Shri Khurana did Electrical Engineering from University of Roorkee (Now IIT/Roorkee).
As officer of 1971 batch of the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineering (IRSEE), Shri Khurana worked in various capacities in Indian Railways. He also served as General Manager, East Coast Railway, General Manager/Eastern Railway, Additional General Manager, Northeast Frontier Railway, Chief Electrical Engineer in the Central Organization for Railway Electrification (CORE), Allahabad, Divisional Railway Manager, Adra (SER), Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Dhanbad, Chief Project Manager, Railway Electrification at Ambala and has also worked in the research and design aspects of electric locomotives in the Research, Design & Standards organization, Lucknow.
He has also received valuable experience in foreign training in Sweden, Japan and USA. He has also attended Advance Leadership Programme at Stern Business School, New York, USA.

Chief of National Investigation Agency : Radha Vinod Raju
Radha Vinod Raju is the first chief of country's National Investigation Agency. Born in Kochi on July 27 1949, the 59-year old Indian Police Service officer of the Jammu and Kashmir [Images] cadre is a religious person.As part of the special investigating team that probed the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi Raju established the involvement of the Tamil Tigers in the assassination of the former Prime Minister.He has served both the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Central Bureau of Investigation in various capacities.

After joining the IPS in 1975, Raju joined the CBI in 1983. Among the various postings he held in Jammu and Kashmir have been SSP of Jammu district, deputy inspector general of south Kashmir range and the inspector general of Jammu zone.

Solicitor General of India : Gopal Subramaniam
Senior Advocate Gopal Subramaniam is solicitor general, the second most important law officer of the country after the Attorney General.
He has played important role in the petrol pump scam case & inquiry commission into Graham Staines murder. He also represented the Centre in high-voltage cases like Bihar assembly dissolution, defreezing of London bank accounts of Bofors case accused Ottavio Quattrocchi and the cash-for-query scam. Besides Subramaniam also helped the Supreme Court frame the anti-ragging code. Acting as an amicus curiae in the case, he, in tandem with the Raghavan Committee, suggested radical measures like expulsion of students found guilty of ragging and denial of any further admission anywhere.

Attorney General of India : G E Vahanvati
Goolam Essaji Vahanvati is the new Attorney General of India, the first Muslim to hold the top law officer's post. India's new Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati. Vahanvati, brought in as Solicitor General in 2004 after his successful tenure as advocate general of Maharashtra, was the first SG since the 1960s to complete the five-year term that ended in May this year.
He succeeds Milon Banerjee.
In his role as the Solicitor General, Vahanvati, who started practice 37 years ago in Mumbai, handled a variety of matters involving important constitutional questions; for instance, that of 27% OBC quota in educational institutions, which was validated by the Supreme Court last year. He also saved the Centre embarrassment by persuading the SC to stay an Allahabad HC order stopping subsidy for the Haj pilgrimage.
Previous Attorney Generals of India
Milon K. Banerjee 1992-1996
Ashok Desai 1996-1998
Soli Sorabjee 1998-2004
Milon K. Banerjee 2004-2009
G E Vahanvati 8.6.09 to current

Last Updated: November 22, 2013



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