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EC appoints three special observers for Jammu and Kashmir

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (EC) has formed a committee comprising three "eminent" members to assess the situation on the ground in before it takes a decision about holding the Assembly elections in the troubled state.

Here are the three members of the committee who will work as special observers

Noor Mohammad: A former IAS of 1977 batch, he has worked in the area of election management for more than a decade and has been on election in for many years. He is currently working as in the and Election Management (IIIDEM). He has worked as of and in the commission.

He has also served as of the from where he had obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. (Physics). He later pursued PhD from in Economics.

Vinod Zutshi: A former IAS of 1982 batch who has served as (CEO) of and for many years, he has long experience in elections and has been contributing to the Commission as national and international trainer. He has 35 years experience of administration at district, state and national level and retired as Secretary, in Februrary 2017. A MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, he had worked in the corporate sector for four years before joining IAS. He has also pursued law from His area of expertise include public policy and administration, election, management and law.

A.S. Gill: A retired of 1972 batch from cadre, Gill has served as the of (CRPF) in and later as its of the (CRPF). He has wide experience in security management in difficult areas including those affected by Maoists. Born in Punjab, Gill served Police in senior positions and has also experience of working on issues related to human rights.



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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 02:18 IST