Points to Remember:
- Ex-Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan passed away aged 86 at his residence in Chennai.
- TN Seshan was the 10th Chief Election Commissioner and had served from 1990 to 1996, was widely known for his electoral reforms including issuance of Voter IDs.
- Seshan had earlier served as the 18th Cabinet Secretary of India in 1989
- In 1996, Seshan was awarded Ramon Magsaysay award for “his resolute actions to bring order, fairness, and integrity to elections in India”.
- Born in December 1932 in Thirunellai, Palakkad district in Kerala, TN Seshan was a retired 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- TN Seshan, who recently passed away, was the ___ Chief Election Commissioner of India. 10th
- Name the former Chief Election Commissioner, who recently passed away? TN Seshan