The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has appointed Anurag Tripathy, a 1998 batch officer of Indian Railway personnel Service (IRPS) as the new secretary of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). He will hold the post for a period of five years.
The CBSE is a Board of Education for public and private schools, under the Union Government. It affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), private schools and most of the other schools which have been approved by the Union Government. It conducts the final examinations for Class 10 and Class 12 every year in the month of March and declares their results. It is responsible for conducting JEE(Main) for admission to undergraduate courses in engineering and architecture. It also conducts the NEET-UG (Undergraduate), for MBBS and BDS courses.