Nation's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi appointed Mr. Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi as the new CBSE chairperson.
CBSE had no officially appointed chairperson since December, 2014. Now, the authority to appoint a chief of CBSE was taken at away from the Union Human Resources Development Ministry. On Thursday, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi approved and appointed Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi for this post.
Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi is an IAS officer of 1987 batch and belongs to Madhya Pradesh cadre. He was posted in the Seventh Pay Commission secretariat, whose recommendations on salary hikes for 10 million central government employees and pensioners have been approved by the government. He attended two overseas training courses, including one in the UK on human resource development, according to his executive record sheet. He has done five brief training stints at various Indian Institutes of Management in subjects ranging from information technology to public policy.
According to the officials, "CBSE is not just a school board anymore. It has allied responsibilities in the higher education space. Chaturvedi will play a key role in India's skill development mission, given the government's plan to assimilate vocational training with school education."
At the starting of 2015, a search-cum-selection committee had sent the name of Satbir Bedi, which was later rejected on questions regarding his eligibility. Earlier this week, the name of Sarvendra Vikram Bahadur Singh was rejected for this post. This appointment of the CBSE has been done through central staffing scheme and not through search-cum-selection committee method. His tenure is of five years, i.e., December, 2020.
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