New Delhi: Dr CV Ananda Bose has been appointed as regular Governor of West Bengal. The appointment will take effect from the date he assumes charge of his office, Press Secretary to the President Ajay Kumar Singh said in a statement.
A former bureaucrat, Bose has worked as University Vice Chancellor, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Chairman of central public sector undertaking Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and District Collector. He is the Chairman of the Habitat Alliance, in consultative status with the UN.
He has also worked as secretary to Chief Minister of Kerala, and Principal Secretary in various ministries such as Education, Forest and Environment, Labour, General Administration and Revenue Board. A prolific writer and columnist, Dr Bose has published 40 books in English, Malayalam and Hindi including novels, short stories, poems and essays.
Since his superannuation from IAS in 2011, Dr Bose has been devoting his time and efforts in upholding India's heritage, nationalism in his writings, lectures and media interviews.
Earlier It is to be noted that West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar on Wednesday had said that the state would soon get a new governor who would follow the footsteps of former Raj Bhavan occupant Jagdeep Dhankhar, who had frequent run-ins with the TMC government.
Before his election as the Vice President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar was the governor of West Bengal for nearly three years and on several occasions, had engaged in tussles with the Mamata Banerjee government over the law and order situation and other issues in the state. After his appointment as governor, Bose in an interview said that he will as a rainbow bridge between the Centre and the Bengal government.