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Narendra Kumar appointed as Chairman of Central Water Commission

Prior to this present elevation, Kumar was a member of the Commission for more than two years.

Mar 14, 2017 11:49 IST
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narendra kumar central water commission Narendra Kumar was on 9 March 2017 appointed as the new chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC). He succeeded GS Jha, who retired on superannuation on the same day.

Who is Narendra Kumar?

• He is a Central Water Engineering Service (CWES) officer of 1979 batch.

• He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from IIT-Roorkee.

• He also completed his M.Tech with structural engineering as a specialization from the IIT-Delhi.

• He worked in the Central Water Commission in various capacities such as an assistant director, deputy director and director.

• He also had served as the senior joint commissioner in the Union Ministry of Water Resources between 2002 and 2005.

• He worked as the commissioner, Brahmaputra and Barak wing of the ministry between 2011 and 2014.

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About Central Water Commission

• It is a premier technical organization of India in the field of water resources.

• At present, it is functioning as an attached office of the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

• The commission is headed by a chairman, with the status of Ex-Officio Secretary to the Government of India.

• The work of the commission is divided among 3 wings, namely, Designs and Research (D&R) Wing, River Management (RM) Wing and Water Planning and Projects (WP&P) Wing.

• Each wing is placed under the charge of a full-time member with the status of Ex-Officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India and comprising of a number of organizations responsible for the disposal of tasks and duties falling within their assigned scope of functions.

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