In a major shuffle, Ministry of Human Resource Development has appointed CBSE chairman Anita Karwal as Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy. She is a 1988-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.
Karwal will join the Ministry as its Secretary after two years of being the Chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has also assigned Khare of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on appointment of Ravi Mittal IAS as Secretary Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
In August, 2017 Anita Karwal was appointed as the Chairperson of CBSE, which is one of the biggest school education boards of the country. As the Chairperson, she was the Chief Executive of the Board and was assisted by eight Heads of Departments: the Secretary, Professor & Director (Academics, Research, Training and Innovation), Controller of Examinations, Director (Edusat. & Vocational Education), Director (CTET & JNVST), Director (IT), Regional Directors and Executive Director (JAB).
Under the aegis of Karwal CBSE has conducted three annual board exams for class 10 and 12. She has also managed entrance exam for a year in 2017 before the National Testing Agency was formed.