Jammu & Kashmir

Eligible aspiring officers for Chairman BOSE post should be ready for new challenges: Authorities

A file photo of civil secretariat in Srinagar.

Srinagar: Authorities have said that the eligible aspiring officers for the post of Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) should be ready to take up new challenges to ensure the smooth functioning of the board.

Besides, the authorities further said that there were only 4550 schools from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh union territories affiliated with the BOSE.

BOSE in an advertisement for the post of Chairman of BOSE has said that “Eligible officers should be ready to take up new challenges and ensure smooth functioning of the board, and should have adequate interest and experience to encourage innovations in the conduct of public examination and curriculum development etcetera.”

The board is an autonomous organization of the Department of School Education.

“The Board currently has around 4550 schools both in the UT of JK and Ladakh, affiliated to it. It conducts public examinations at Class X, XI, and XII stage,” it reads.

Earlier in March-07, the administration constituted a search committee for the appointment of the Chairman of the Board of School Education (BOSE) and the director of the Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Training (JKSCERT).

The committee comprises five members headed by the Additional Chief Secretary, health and medical education department.

The other four members include Principal Secretaries of school education and higher education departments respectively and vice chancellors of Jammu and Kashmir universities respectively.

Pertinently, despite having a term of only two years, the incumbent chairperson of JKBOSE Veena Pandita has been in position for nearly four years now.

As per news agency Kashmir News Observer, Pandita on August-10 2017 was appointed as officiating chairperson of BOSE by replacing Zahoor Ahmad Chatt who was sent back to his parent higher education department.

However, after being an officiating chairperson of the BOSE for nearly nine months Pandita was appointed as permanent Chairman for a period of two years on April 5, 2018 and her tenure was supposed to expire on April-4-202 but the JK administration extended her tenure by a month till April-30-2020 in view of the outbreak of COVID in Jammu and Kashmir.

On April-08-2020, the administration constituted a search committee for suggesting a panel for the appointment of the chairman of BOSE.

The orders to constitute a committee were issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) which had five members.

The five-member committee was headed by the financial commissioner of the finance department. The other four members of the Committee were, the principal secretary to the government for the School Education Department, secretary to administration for the Higher Education Department, Vice Chancellors (VC’s) of the Central University of Jammu and Samba and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kashmir (KU).

Later on July-06-2020, the administration re-appointed Pandita as chairman of BOSE for two more years.


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