Former IAS CV Anand Bose took oath as the Governor of West Bengal in Kolkata today. Prior to this, Anand Bose was an advisor to the Government of Meghalaya. State CM Mamta Banerjee was present in the swearing-in ceremony. His journey from IAS to becoming the Governor has been very interesting.
According to media reports, CV Anand Bose is a 1977 batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Kerala cadre. Ananda Bose was the outgoing advisor to the Government of Meghalaya. After this he was given the responsibility of the post of Governor of West Bengal. He reached Kolkata, where he took oath as Governor.
CV Anand worked as the administrator of the National Museum before his retirement in 2011. He also held the post of Additional Chief Secretary and District Collector. Apart from being the President of the Habitat Alliance, he has also been a member of the UN Habitat Governing Council.
CV Anand Bose is also a writer. He has published 40 books in Hindi, English and Malayalam. He is honored with the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship. He has also been the first Fellow of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. Ananda Bose has headed the working group that prepares the development agenda for the Prime Minister’s government. CV Anand put forward the idea of ’affordable housing for all’ to the government, which was adopted.
In view of the qualifications of Anand Bose, he has been made the Governor of West Bengal. Before him, Jagdeep Dhankhar was the Governor of West Bengal, but resigned from the post after contesting his Vice Presidential election. After this, in July, La Ganesan was said to be the successor of Jagdeep Dhankhar, but now this responsibility has been given to CV Anand Bose in his place.