ACC yet to clear Rajagopalan’s name as NBDA Chairman

A Rajagopalan IAS 1978 UP

If some reliable sources are to be believed, the appointment of Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority is still pending with the Appointment Committee of Cabinet.

The Search & Selection Committee had recommended the name of V Rajagopalan (Rtd IAS:1978:UP) on April 29 last year but ACC has neither cleared the appointment nor turned it down. Rajagopalan had superannuated on August 31, 2014.

Balakrishna Pisupati (an IFS officer) had put in his papers in the last week of January 2014 and demited the office on February 27, 2014. He had been under tremendous pressure from MoEF (NBA’s parent ministry) to quit as the post had been advertised on October 05, 2013, 10 months prior to the scheduled completion of his tenure in August 2014.