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Hunt begins for new BOSE chairman

Srinagar, May 30: Hunt has begun for the new chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE).

Tenure of incumbent Chairperson Veena Pandita ended on April 30. However, the government extended her term for another two months which is ending on June 30.

Jammu and Kashmir government has invited applications from the eligible candidates for the coveted post.

The applicant should not be more than 57 years of age as on March 30, 2020.

Officers of All India Service/Kashmir Administrative service/ State government/ State Autonomous/ Statutory organization with experience of at least three years in the education department are also eligible for the post.

 Candidates can submit their applications by or before June 15.  

An official told The Kashmir Monitor that the authorities will shortlist the candidates once they receive the applications.

“Till then, Pandita is likely to continue as BOSE chairperson,” the official said.

Principal Secretary School Education, Asgar Samoon on Friday tweeted: “Applicants may send their applications along with CV at [email protected] or [email protected]. Applications can be also be submitted to my office at room 210 at the civil secretariat, Srinagar on any working day.”

Pandita was appointed as officiating chairperson of Board on August 10, 2017, replacing Zahoor Ahmad Chatt who was repatriated to the higher education department. Later on April 5, 2018, Pandita was appointed as fulltime chairperson of the Board for two years.