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A K Misra Appointed as Chairman of Agricultural Scientific Recruitment Board

Veterinary Professor & former Vice Chancellor of GB University of Agriculture & Technology - Pantnagar, Shri Aditya Kumar Misra has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Agricultural Scientific Recruitment Board (ASRB), as per sources.

On 8th March 2019, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the Misra’s appointment, who will hold the new post till 5th January, 2022 (when he reaches the age of 65) from the date he takes the charge, informed sources well acquainted with the development.

Aditya Kumar Misra, who is a veterinary scientist specializing in economically significant diseases of goat is the acting Vice Chancellor of the GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, country’s first agricultural university, which was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1960.

It must be noted that the board, which recruits technical manpower for national agricultural research system has been without a permanent chief after Gurbachan Sinch, its ex-chief took voluntary retirement in two years back in May. Since then, A K Srivastava, the senior most member of the body, has been heading ASRB.

Last year, the government tweaked the recruitment policies for the position of ASRB Head, for the very 1st time in its 45-year-long service giving an opportunity to the serving & retired officials to apply for the top post, much to the dismay of the agricultural scientific community in the country.



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