V S Sampath Chief Election Commissioner
‘Political parties should avoid making promises difficult to fulfill’
V S Sampath is a 1973-batch IAS officer from the Andhra Pradesh cadre. He was an election commissioner from 21 April 2009 to 10 June 2012, after serving for a year as the Secretary for Energy and Power in the Government of India. He played an important role in introducing power sector reforms in Andhra Pradesh. He will serve as CEC until he reaches the retirement age of 65 on 16 January 2015.