The Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has been changed recently. An IAS Officer, Manoj Ahuja has been appointed as the new Chairman of the national-level secondary education and examination board. Anita Karwal, IAS has been replaced with Manoj Ahuja. In the final week of April 2020, Anita Karwal was appointed as the Secretary of Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Before getting appointed as the new Chairman of CBSE, he worked as a Special Director at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Department of Personnel and Training. In an official statement, CBSE said, ‘CBSE gets new Chairman Manoj Ahuja, IAS (OR:90), Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Department of Personnel and Training.’
During the ongoing lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis across the nation, the education system has been confronting a challenging situation. Ahuja has been appointed in this critical situation to finish the annual exams of the academic session amid the lockdown. The Central Board of Secondary Education carries out all its functions under the administration of the Controlling Authority.
The Secretary, School Education, and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India is the controlling authority. The functions of the board are carried out as per the rules and regulations imposed by the governing body. The Chairman of the board is the Chief Executive who is assisted by a total of 14 heads of departments.
It includes Secretary, Controller of Examinations, and the directors of various departments. Some of the departments include registered office, Ajmer, academics, IT, and professional examinations. The current complicated situation which is waiting for the new Chairman of CBSE is organizing the postponed board exams of 10th and 12th class students. Before the commencement of the next academic session, the authorities need to declare the board exam results. Ahuja has to come across these challenges and tackle them in a precise way.