New Delhi: Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi was on Thursday appointed as the new chairman of CBSE close on the heels of the Prime Minister-headed Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) rejecting the HRD Ministry's choice for the post.
Chaturvedi, a 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh, has been appointed for a period of five years, an official order said.
The post of CBSE chairman had been lying vacant since December 2014.
Earlier, ACC had rejected the candidate recommended for the post of CBSE chief by the HRD Ministry when Union minister Smriti Irani was at the helm of its affairs.
Officials said Sarvendra Vikram Bahadur Singh's name was forwarded by the HRD Ministry when Smriti Irani was in charge but ACC did not accept the proposal.
They said it was conveyed to the HRD Ministry that the post of CBSE chairman will be filled up under the Central Staffing Scheme.