CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal Appointed School Education Secretary
New Delhi: In a major shuffle in the bureaucracy, CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal has been appointed as the Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Secretary (School Education and Literacy), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India is the Controlling Authority of the Board and appoints the Chairman and other Heads of Departments.
She is a 1988-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.
Ms. Karwal will join the Ministry as its Secretary after two years of being the Chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Amit Khare IAS, Secretary Higher Education, has been presently holding the additional charge of the post. The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has also assigned Mr. Khare of an additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on the 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).