Former bureaucrat Dr. CV Ananda Bose (Retd. IAS:1977:KL) has been appointed as the new governor of West Bengal, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. His appointment will take effect on the date he assumes charge of his office, it said.
“The President of India is pleased to appoint Dr. C V Ananda Bose as regular Governor of West Bengal,” the communique said.
Manipur Governor La Ganesan had been holding the additional charge of West Bengal since July after the former Governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar, became India’s Vice President.
Mr. Bose has served in various capacities as a bureaucrat and is best known for his housing project in Kerala— Nirmithi Kendra which promoted cost-effective and environment-friendly construction. The project had got international recognition.
Mr. Bose was chairman of a working group that prepared the development agenda for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. His concept of “affordable housing for all” was adopted by the government.