Former bureaucrat C. V. Ananda Bose was on Thursday appointed the Governor of West Bengal, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
Manipur Governor La Ganesan had been holding the additional charge of West Bengal since July, when Jagdeep Dhankhar resigned to contest the Vice Presidential polls.
“The President of India is pleased to appoint Dr C V Ananda Bose as regular Governor of West Bengal. The above appointment will take effect from the date he assumes charge of his office,” the communique said.
Mr. Ananda Bose is a 1977-batch former officer of the Indian Administrative Services who has served as the Secretary of Government of India and Chief Secretary to State governments as well as University Vice-Chancellor.
He is known for his innovative ideas in the field of good governance, and the United Nations has selected his initiatives ‘Global Best Practice’ four times. A prolific writer, he has published 32 books in English, Hindi, and Malayalam across different genres including novels, short stories and poems.