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381. Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi

Election Commissioner

Name: Dr Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi
Batch: 1976 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS
Date of Birth: July 6, 1952
Place of Domicile: Uttar Pradesh
Mother Tongue: HINDI
Indian Languages Known: URDU, ENGLISH

Educational Qualifications
a) PG in Bio-Chemistry and PG in Public Administration
b) Doctorate in Bio-Chemistry
c) PG in Business Finance

Major Postings
a) Assistant Collector, Unnao
b) Collector,  Farukhabad (From 01/09/1982 to 01/08/1985)
c) Collector, Ghaziabad (From 01/08/1985 to 01/07/1988)
d) Commissioner, Development Authority, Bareilly ( From 01/08/1996 to 01/04/1997)
e) Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (From 09/01/2003 to 20/11/2005)
f) India Representative, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) (From 21/11/2005 to 17/11/2008)

Foreign Training
One year long Edward Mason Programmme in USA (1990)

Zaidi, a 1976 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, retired as civil aviation secretary on 31 July.
Zaidi will be in office till the year 2017.
Prior to that, he had served as Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and as the Permanent Representative of India to the Council of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from 2005-08. He also served earlier as chairman in Airport Authority of India.

Zaidi fills the vacancy created in the three-member Election Commission by the retirement of former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi and the elevation of VS Sampath as CEC. HS Brahma is the other Election Commissioner.
A Masters in Public Administration from Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Zaidi has been a Mason Fellow for Public Policy at Harvard Institute for International Development. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance from Indian Institute of Finance and holds doctorate in Bio-Chemistry.

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