CBSE Appointed Manoj Ahuja as New Chairman

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has got a new Chairman for the board. Manoj Ahuja, IAS was appointed as the new chairman as a part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre on 12th May 2020. Manoj Ahuja has replaced his successor Anita Karwal.

CBSE has made this announcement by officially releasing the statement, “CBSE gets new Chairman Manoj Ahuja, IAS (OR:90), Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Department of Personnel and Training.” The Board has also shared this information through a tweet.

From now onwards, Manoj Ahuja will take charge of class 10 and 12 board exams. He will also look towards the remaining board exams which will commence between 1 to 15 July 2020. You can learn more about with CBSE here. In this article, you will know all about the organisational structure of CBSE.

Organisation Setup of the CBSE Board

CBSE functions under the overall supervision of the controlling authority with the Secretary (School Education & Literacy), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Board has various statutory committees. The Governing Body of the Board is constituted as per its rules and regulations. Moreover, it approves the recommendation of all the committees.

Structure of the CBSE Board

The Chairperson is the Chief Executive of the Board. He works with the assistance of 14 heads of the departments which are as mentioned below:

  1. Secretary
  2. Controller of Examinations
  3. Director (Academics)
  4. Director (Training)
  5. Director (IT)
  6. Director (Misc. Examinations)
  7. Director (Edusat, Research & Development)
  8. Director (Skill Education)
  9. Four Regional Directors
  10. Director (Registered Office, Ajmer)
  11. Director (Professional Examinations)

Who Appoints the Chairperson of CBSE?

Chairman and other Heads of the Departments of CBSE are appointed by the Secretary (School Education and Literacy), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Challenges to be faced by Manoj Ahuja?

CBSE has to conduct the pending 29 board exams of class 10 and 12. The newly appointed Manoj Ahuja has to face challenges regarding the evaluation of the board papers and declaration of CBSE board exam results. The lockdown, due to COVID-19, has also created problems for opening the schools. So, Monoj Ahuja has to deal with all these issues and come up with a solution.