Hummingbird News Desk
NEW DELHI, 17 NOV: Former bureaucrat Dr CV Ananda Bose has been appointed governor of West Bengal. In a statement, the office of President Droupadi Murmu said, “The President of India is pleased to appoint Dr C V Ananda Bose as regular governor of West Bengal.”
Bose (71) is a 1977 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Kerala cadre. He last served as an administrator in the National Museum here before superannuating in 2011.
Manipur governor La Ganesan had been holding the additional charge of West Bengal since July after the former governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar, quit the post to contest for the vice-presidential election.
His appointment will take effect on the date he assumes charge of his office, it said.
Dr Bose, a former civil servant, had served in the Indian Administrative Services. He has worked as University vice-chancellor, additional chief sectary, and district collector. He is the chairman of Habitat Alliance in consultative status with the United Nations.
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.
A writer and columnist, 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, according to The Institute of Cost Accountants of India website.
West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar had on Wednesday claimed that the state would soon get a new governor who would follow the footsteps of Dhankhar, who had frequent run-ins with the Trinamul Congress (TMC) government.
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