Ending nearly two-year long wait, Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi assumed the charge as the new chairman of the CBSE. While taking up the reins of CBSE, the IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh cadre emphasised that his focus would be upon making CBSE chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Further elaborating upon the topic, Mr Charturvedi expressed that he shared the vision of CBSE in enhancing the quality of school education with ample thrust upon teacher quality.
As per reports, he would be continuing as the CBSE chairman until 15 December 2020.
Mr Chaturvedi will succeed Y.S.K. Seshu Kumar, who was given the additional charge of CBSE chairman.
The post of CBSE chairman has been waiting for a full-time regular administrator for almost two years now, since 2014. In past two year, other officers have had to bear the burden of CBSE chairmanship as additional charge along with the responsibilities of other government departments or agencies.
About the new CBSE Chairman
Mr Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi is an IAS office of 1987 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre. Mr Chaturvedi has done his post graduation is Geography and has also been through multiple training at different IIMs in subjects ranging from information technology to public policy.
Prior to this role, Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi has worked with the Seventh Pay Commission secretariat as well as has served as the resident commissioner at Madhya Pradesh Bhawan in Delhi.