Who is the first Chief Election Commissioner of India?

Sukumar Sen is the first Chief Election Commissioner of India. Under his leadership, the Election Commission successfully administered and oversaw independent India’s first two general elections, in 1951–52 and in 1957. He also served as the first Chief Election Commissioner in Sudan. The list of Chief Election Commissioners of India is given below

Chief Election Commissioners of India

Tenure

Sukumar Sen

1950 – 1958

Kalyan Sundaram

1958 – 1967

S. P. Sen Verma

1967 – 1972

Nagendra Singh

1972 – 1973

T. Swaminathan

1973 – 1977

S.L. Shakdher

1977 – 1982

R.K Trivedi

1982 – 1985

R.V.S Peri Sastri

1986 – 1990

V.S. Ramadevi

1990 – 1990

T.N Seshan

1990 – 1996

M.S Gill

1996 – 2001

James Michael Lyngdoh

2001 – 2004

T. S. Krishnamurthy

2004 – 2005

B. B. Tandon

2005 – 2006

N. Gopalaswami

2006 – 2009

Navin Chawla

2009 – 2010

S. Y. Quraishi

2010 – 2012

V. S. Sampath

2012 – 2015

Harishankar Brahma

2015 – 2015

Nasim Zaidi

2015 – 2017

Achal Kumar Jyoti

2017 – 2018

Om Prakash Rawat

2018 – 2018

Sunil Arora

2018 – 2021

Sushil Chandra

2021 – Incumbent

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