Dr CV Ananda Bose appointed as the Governor of West Bengal

Dr CV Ananda Bose has been appointed as the Governor of West Bengal. His appointment comes months after formal West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar won India’s Vice Presidential Election in August. 

In July, Manipur Governor La Ganesan took oath as the new Governor of Bengal at Raj Bhawan. It was Ganesan’s additional charge.

Who is Dr CV Ananda Bose?

  • C. V. Ananda Bose is an Indian politician and former civil servant who served in the Indian Administrative Service.

  • Having joined IAS in 1977, Bose had the opportunity to introduce innovations in good governance which could ensure speedy and effective delivery of public services to the people.

  • UN. Dr. Bose is the recipient of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship. He is also the first ever Fellow of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration Mussoorie, which trains the top Civil Servants of the Nation.

  • Dr. Bose has worked as Secretary to Chief Minister of Kerala, and Principal Secretary in various ministries such as Education, Forest and Environment, Labour, General Administration and Revenue Board. A prolific writer and columnist, Dr. Bose has published 40 books in English, Malayalam and Hindi including novels, short stories, poems and essays. Some of his books have become best sellers.

  • Dr. Bose has been a recipient of 29 International and National awards for his outstanding contributions in different fields. In recognition of his pioneering efforts in the field of housing. United Nation has selected his initiatives as ‘Global Best Practice’ four times. Govt. of India awarded him the National (Special) Habitat award. Dr. Bose has won more than 100 prizes, including 15 gold medals, during his University days.

  • He was the best speaker of the Kerala University three consecutive years and topped in the debates in the IAS training academy, Mussoorie.

  • Described by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi as ‘Man of Ideas’, mentioned by Dr. Manmohan Singh as ‘inspired civil servant‘, applauded by Kerala Government as ‘Lord of Ideas’, Dr.Bose was hailed by Union Minister Sri Alphons Kannanthanam as the ‘most outstanding civil servant India has ever seen’ .

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