Will Uttarakhand CS be new Chairman, National Bio-diversity Authority?

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N Ravi Shanker IAS, Chief Secretary, Uttarakhand

If some credible buzz are to be believed N Ravi Shanker (IAS:1980:UD), the incumbent Chief Secretary to the Government of Uttarakhand, has fair prospects to make it as new Chairman of National Bio-diversity Authority (NBA), Chennai. He is scheduled to superannuate on July 31, 2015. There has been buzz in Uttarakhand bureaucracy that Ravi Shanker would be given some position with State Information Commission which seems unlikely now. He has been one among the strong aspirants for NHAI Chairman as well.

The post of Chairman, NBA is vacant since February 27, 2014 after the erstwhile Chairman Balakrishna Pisupati (IFS) had put in his papers in the last week of January 2014. Further, the Search & Selection Committee had recommended V Rajagopal’s (Rtd IAS:1978:UP) name on April 29, 2014 but the new Government at centre had turned down the proposal.

‘Indianmandarins’ has reliably learnt that the NBA is set to get its new Chairman by the end of this month. One can wait and watch only.

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