Manoj Ahuja IAS Appointed CBSE Chairperson
Manoj Ahuja, IAS, has been appointed as Chairperson, Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE, the national level secondary education and examination board.
Manoj Ahuja, IAS, has been appointed as Chairperson, Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE, the national level secondary education and examination board. He replaces, Anita Karwal IAS, who was been appointed as the Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, in April last week.
He has been appointed in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India by temporarily upgrading the post, said a statement from the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Ministry of Personnel.
Manoj Ahuja IAS, a 1990 Odisha cadre civil servant, is currently serving as Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Department of Personnel and Training.
The Board functions under the overall supervision of the Controlling Authority which is vested with the Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
The Board has various statutory committees which are advisory in nature. The Governing Body of the Board is constituted as per its rules and regulations. The recommendations of all the committees are placed for approval before the Governing Body of the Board.
The Chairperson is the Chief Executive of the Board and is assisted by fourteen Heads of Departments i.e. Secretary, Controller of Examinations, Director (Academics), Director (Training), Director (IT), Director (Misc. Examinations), Director (Edusat, Research & Development), Director (Skill Education), four Regional Directors, Director (Registered Office, Ajmer) and Director (Professional Examinations).
A major challenge in front of the new chairperson will be: How to complete the annual board examination process of both Class 10 and Class 12, including the declaration of the results before the university admission process starts.
More than 30 lakh students have registered for the board examinations this year and the Board is yet to complete some important examinations of Class 12 students.
The whole annual examination process has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
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