Panel To Search New J&K BOSE Chairman, Director SCERT

Srinagar- The Union Territory administration on Monday constituted a search committee for the appointment of Chairman for Board of School Education (BOSE) and director for Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Training (JKSCERT).

According to the reports, the General Administration Department has approved the sanction to the constitution of the search committee for the post of JKBOSE chairman and JKSCERT director.

The committee will comprise five members headed by the Additional Chief Secretary, health and medical education department.

The other four members include Principal Secretaries of school education and higher education departments respectively and vice chancellors of Jammu and Kashmir universities respectively.

Pertinently, despite having a term of only two years, the incumbent chairperson of JKBOSE Veena Pandita has been in position for nearly four years now.

It is learnt that Pandita on August-10 in 2017 was appointed as officiating chairperson of BOSE by replacing Zahoor Ahmad Chatt who was sent back to his parent higher education department.

However after being an officiating chairperson of the BOSE for nearly nine months Pandita was appointed as permanent Chairman for a period of two years on April 5, 2018 and her tenure was supposed to expire on April-4-202 but the government extended her tenure by a month till April-30-2020 in view of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir.

On April-08-2020, the government constituted a search committee for suggesting a panel for appointment of chairman of BOSE.

The orders to constitute a committee were issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) that had five members.

The five member committee was headed by the financial commissioner of the finance department. The other four members of the Committee were, principal secretary to government for School Education Department, secretary to government for Higher Education Department, Vice Chancellors (VC’s) of Central University of Jammu and Samba and Vice Chancellor of University of Kashmir (KU).

Later on July-06-2020, the government re-appointed Pandita as chairman of BOSE for two more years—(KNO)

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