Sri T. S. Krishnamurthy
Former Chief Election Commissioner
Sri T. S. Krishnamurthy was the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India (February 2004-May 2005). He had earlier served in the Election Commission of India as a commissioner since January 2000.
Sri Krishnamurthy started his career as an Indian Revenue Service officer. He served the government at various levels including as Secretary, Department of Company Affairs. He was the first Indian Revenue Service officer to become Secretary to the Government of India as well as Chief Election Commissioner of India. He joined the Indian Revenue Service in the batch of 1963 subsequent to which he was posted as Income Tax Officer in Madras. One of the key jobs he has handled was that of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in Bombay.
He has also served as an IMF advisor in Ethiopia, Georgia. As Chief Election Commissioner he was an observer to the elections in Zimbabwe and the US Presidential Elections in 2004.