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Senior Bureaucrat Rahul Singh Appointed New CBSE Chief

Senior bureaucrat Rahul Singh has been appointed as the chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), as part of a senior-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre.

Succeeding Nidhi Chhibber

  • Rahul Singh will succeed Nidhi Chhibber, who has been named Advisor in the Niti Aayog.
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Singh, a 1996-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Bihar cadre, as chairperson, CBSE.

Current Role

Rahul Singh is currently serving as Additional Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Other Appointments

  • Nidhi Chhibber will be advisor, NITI Aayog in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary by temporarily upgrading the post and extending her central deputation tenure by one year beyond March 24, 2024.
  • A P Das Joshi, a 1994-batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, will be Additional Secretary, DoPT in place of Singh.
  • Rajeev Kumar Mital, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor in the Department of Atomic Energy, has been appointed as Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • Gyanesh Bharti will be Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • Deepak Narain has been named as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

CBSE Overview

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national-level educational board that conducts examinations for secondary and senior secondary levels across India. With Rahul Singh’s appointment as the new chairperson, the CBSE is expected to continue its efforts in providing quality education and ensuring efficient conduct of examinations.

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