In a big blow to Smriti Irani, a week after transferring her from the Ministry of Human Resource Development to textiles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now rejected her selection of the chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
According to Indian Express, A letter received by the HRD Ministry Tuesday from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) stated: “While considering the proposal, the competent authority in the ACC has conveyed that the post be filled under Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) by keeping the recruitment rules in abeyance.”
Irani gas referred the name of Dr Sarvendra Vikram Bahadur Singh as the next CBSE chief.
The minimum requirement for the position of CBSE chief is the minimum requirement of three years of experience as an education administrator.
This is not the first time that Irani’s choice of CBSE chief has been rejected.
The CBSE has been without a regular full-time chairman since December 2014.
Earlier in August 2015, she had proposed Satbir Bedi for the postion; however, he didn’t fulfil the minimum criterion for it.