In a significant victory, India’s Jagjit Pavadia was re-elected to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for another term.
She posted the highest number of votes at 44. Ms Pavadia has been a member of the INCB since 2015 and her current term is set to expire in 2020. The victory added to India’s successful record of winning crucial elections at the UN and to the world organization’s subsidiary bodies.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held elections by secret ballot yesterday, with 15 candidates in the fray for five seats. Jagjit Pavadia has been re-elected for a five-year term beginning 02 March 2020.
Jagjit Pavadia Pavadia has held several senior positions in the Indian Revenue Service for 35 years in the Government of India, including Narcotics Commissioner of India, Central Bureau of Narcotics.
INCB consists of 13 members who are elected by the ECOSOC and who serve in their personal capacity. Established in 1968, the INCB is an independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body for the implementation of the UN’s international drug control conventions.