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Meenesh Shah to hold charge as NDDB chief for 6 more months

The Centre has extended the tenure of Meenesh C Shah, an Executive Director of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), to hold charge as Chairman of the premier organisation for another six months until November 30. The post of a full-time Chairman of NDDB has been vacant since December 2020.

“It is very unfortunate that the government has been unable to find a suitable expert to head NDDB during last 20 month,s and even the approval of extension is coming late, meaning asking the person unofficially to continue without an order/notification,” said a dairy expert.

The post of Chairman NDDB fell vacant when Dilip Rath demitted office after being elected to the Board of International Dairy Federation. Initially the charge was given to Varsha Joshi, a Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. From June 1, 2021, Shah has been holding the post and the notification published on August 20 is the second extension after the first on January 4 this year.

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