IAS Vineet Joshi, Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education has been appointed as the new chairman of the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday, February 14. He has replaced IAS Manoj Ahuja. The change was announced in an order released by the Ministry of Education’s Department of School Education and Literacy.
Mr. Joshi, completed his early education from Annie Besant School and GIC, Allahabad. He pursued his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from IIT Kanpur. After that, he did his Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
Vineet Joshi is an IAS officer, 1992 batch, Manipur and he is also the governing body member of National Testing Agency. He became the private secretary in 1999 under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and became the private secretary in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries from 2000 to 2001. He has a background of working in top education bodies, hence the board is expected to develop even more under his tenure.
“Consequent upon relieving of Shri Manoj Ahuja, IAS(OR:1990) from the post of Chairman, CBSE w.e.f 14.02.2022 (A/N) vide office order dated 14.02.2022, the charge of Chairman, CBSE is assigned to Shri Vineet Joshi, Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education in addition to his existing assignments. This issues with the approval of the competent authority,” the official order read.
IAS Manoj Ahuja, who is replaced by Joshi, was appointed as CBSE’s chairman on May 12, 2020. He has served as Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Department of Personnel and Training. He is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre civil servant.