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Manoj Ahuja appointed as new CBSE chief and ASI gets V Vidyavati as Director General

Manoj Ahuja appointed new CBSE chiefAs a part of bureaucratic reshuffle, Manoj Ahuja, senior IAS officer is appointed as the new Chief of Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), Anurag Jain as the Vice-Chairman of Delhi Development Authority(DDA) and V Vidyavati as the Director General of Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) effective from 12th May 2020.

Key Points:

i.Manoj Ahuja, Odisha cadre IAS officer(1990 batch) replaces Anita Karwal who was appointed as the Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy. He will take charge as the chairman of CBSE at Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

ii.Anurag Jain will take charge as the vice-chairman of DDA who currently works in his cadre state Madhya Pradesh.

iii.Senior officer V Vidyavathi is appointed as the Director General of Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) who is currently serving in her cadre state Karnataka and Rajendra Kumar is appointed as the Director General of Employees State Insurance Corporation(ESIC) currently serving in his cadre state Tamil Nadu.Predecessor of V Vidyavati and She will succeed Usha Sharma.

iv.Shiv Das Meena, appointed as the secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy who was the additional secretary in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

v.Katikithala Srinivas, Gujarat-cadre IAS officer(1989 batch) is appointed as the additional secretary and Establishment officer, Department of Personnel and Training(DoPT).

vi.Vasudha Mishra, Telangana cadre IAS officer(1987 batch) as Secretary, Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) by the order of Personnel Ministry. He was holding the position of Special Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.

vii.Alok Kumar currently serving in his cadre state Tripura is appointed as the additional secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.

viii.Nivedita Shukla Verma, Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer(1991 batch) currently serving in his cadre state, is appointed as the additional secretary, Department of Defence.

ix.Around 19 officers are appointed to the posts of secretaries, additional secretaries and joint secretaries.

About UPSC:
Chairman- Arvind Saxena
Secretary- Vasudha Mishra
Headquarters- New Delhi