S. Y. Quraishi

Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi (born 11 June 1947) is a former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India. He was appointed as the CEC as the successor to Navin Chawla on 30 July 2010. He has also served as a Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

He is an IAS officer of the 1971 batch from Haryana cadre. He has a Ph.D. in Communications and Social marketing.

Quraishi is the first Muslim to be the CEC of India.S. Y. Quraishi demits office on 10 June 2012.

While responding to Karan Thapar on the Devil's Advocate programme on the television channel CNN-IBN, he opposed the ideas of Right to Recall and Right to Reject advocated by Anna Hazare as not possible in India. However after some time in a TV interview he said that Right to Reject can be considered.