Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi appointed new CBSE Chairman

Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi, has been appointed as the new Chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) following a major bureaucratic reshuffle involving 19 Additional Secretaries and 29 Joint Secretaries.

Chaturvedi, a 1987 batch officer of Madhya Pradesh, has been appointed for a period of five years, according to Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) notification.

Appointment of the CBSE Chairman comes close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-headed Appointment Committee of the Cabinet rejecting the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry’s choice for the post.

The post of the CBSE chairman had been lying vacant since December 2014.