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WHO: Dr Harsh Vardhan set to take charge as Chairman of Executive Board

Amid COVID-19 pandemic taking its tool on the world and the role of WHO in question in handling the matter, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is all set to take charge as the chairman of the WHO Executive Board on May 22. Vardhan would succeed Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan, currently the Chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board.

 

The 194-nation World Health Assembly has signed the proposal to appoint India’s nominee to the executive board. It was just a formality after WHO’s South-East Asia group had unanimously decided last year that India would be elected to the executive board for a three-year-term beginning of May.

 

Vardhan would be elected at the Executive Board meeting of the World Health Organisation on May 22. The post of chairman is held by rotation for one year among regional groups and it was decided last year that India’s nominee would be the Executive Board chairman for the first year starting on May 22, 2020.

 

It is not a full-time assignment and the minister will just be required to chair the Executive Board’s meetings. The Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals technically qualified in the field of health, each one designated by a member state elected to do so by the World Health Assembly.

20 May 2020
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SCOPE Executive Board hailed for fixing tricky issue of retirement age

The newly constituted Executive Board of Standing Conference on Public Enterprise (SCOPE), through election has won kudos for settling the retirement age of its staff. It may be mentioned that the newly constituted Board chaired by NLC India CMD Rakesh Kumar held its first meeting on April 01, 2019.

 

The top echelons of powers have greatly appreciated the board’s resolution that fixes the retirement age for all employees at 60. The issue has been plaguing the work-culture and ethos of the SCOPE that among other things like its cost affected Corporate Governance. The very issue had constrained the Department of Public Enterprise to formally disassociate itself (Click to read exclusive story) with the SCOPE recently.

 

The Executive Body in its 181st meeting held on 04 May 2019 discussed and approved the resolution passed earlier, or through the middle of last month, to fix 60 years as superannuation age of SCOPE employees. (Click to read related story)

 

It may be mentioned that over a dozen senior employees have been working, courtesy often multiple extensions despite attaining the age of sixty years and well beyond. Some of them have been approaching the 70-year mark. Using its administrative acumen and power the Board has allowed a safe passage to the serving employees (who have already crossed 60 years or even 65) by drawing 31.12.2019 as their concluding or last day at SCOPE.

 

Though some senior Government officials raised eyebrows at giving a window of six months to the employees who should have retired long back the Board’s step has settled the ticklish issue amicably. And, thus, there is a sense of relief among all the stakeholders of SCOPE.   

17 May 2019
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WHO: Dr Harsh Vardhan set to take charge as Chairman of Executive Board

By IndianMandarins 20 May 2020

Amid COVID-19 pandemic taking its tool on the world and the role of WHO in question in handling the matter, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is all set to take charge as the chairman of the WHO Executive Board on May 22. Vardhan would succeed Dr Hiroki Nakatani of Japan, currently the Chairman of the 34-member WHO Executive Board.

 

The 194-nation World Health Assembly has signed the proposal to appoint India’s nominee to the executive board. It was just a formality after WHO’s South-East Asia group had unanimously decided last year that India would be elected to the executive board for a three-year-term beginning of May.

 

Vardhan would be elected at the Executive Board meeting of the World Health Organisation on May 22. The post of chairman is held by rotation for one year among regional groups and it was decided last year that India’s nominee would be the Executive Board chairman for the first year starting on May 22, 2020.

 

It is not a full-time assignment and the minister will just be required to chair the Executive Board’s meetings. The Executive Board is composed of 34 individuals technically qualified in the field of health, each one designated by a member state elected to do so by the World Health Assembly.

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SCOPE Executive Board hailed for fixing tricky issue of retirement age

By IndianMandarins 17 May 2019

The newly constituted Executive Board of Standing Conference on Public Enterprise (SCOPE), through election has won kudos for settling the retirement age of its staff. It may be mentioned that the newly constituted Board chaired by NLC India CMD Rakesh Kumar held its first meeting on April 01, 2019.

 

The top echelons of powers have greatly appreciated the board’s resolution that fixes the retirement age for all employees at 60. The issue has been plaguing the work-culture and ethos of the SCOPE that among other things like its cost affected Corporate Governance. The very issue had constrained the Department of Public Enterprise to formally disassociate itself (Click to read exclusive story) with the SCOPE recently.

 

The Executive Body in its 181st meeting held on 04 May 2019 discussed and approved the resolution passed earlier, or through the middle of last month, to fix 60 years as superannuation age of SCOPE employees. (Click to read related story)

 

It may be mentioned that over a dozen senior employees have been working, courtesy often multiple extensions despite attaining the age of sixty years and well beyond. Some of them have been approaching the 70-year mark. Using its administrative acumen and power the Board has allowed a safe passage to the serving employees (who have already crossed 60 years or even 65) by drawing 31.12.2019 as their concluding or last day at SCOPE.

 

Though some senior Government officials raised eyebrows at giving a window of six months to the employees who should have retired long back the Board’s step has settled the ticklish issue amicably. And, thus, there is a sense of relief among all the stakeholders of SCOPE.   

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SCOPE Executive Board hailed for fixing tricky issue of retirement age

By IndianMandarins 17 May 2019

The newly constituted Executive Board of Standing Conference on Public Enterprise (SCOPE), through election has won kudos for settling the retirement age of its staff. It may be mentioned that the newly constituted Board chaired by NLC India CMD Rakesh Kumar held its first meeting on April 01, 2019.

 

The top echelons of powers have greatly appreciated the board’s resolution that fixes the retirement age for all employees at 60. The issue has been plaguing the work-culture and ethos of the SCOPE that among other things like its cost affected Corporate Governance. The very issue had constrained the Department of Public Enterprise to formally disassociate itself (Click to read exclusive story) with the SCOPE recently.

 

The Executive Body in its 181st meeting held on 04 May 2019 discussed and approved the resolution passed earlier, or through the middle of last month, to fix 60 years as superannuation age of SCOPE employees. (Click to read related story)

 

It may be mentioned that over a dozen senior employees have been working, courtesy often multiple extensions despite attaining the age of sixty years and well beyond. Some of them have been approaching the 70-year mark. Using its administrative acumen and power the Board has allowed a safe passage to the serving employees (who have already crossed 60 years or even 65) by drawing 31.12.2019 as their concluding or last day at SCOPE.

 

Though some senior Government officials raised eyebrows at giving a window of six months to the employees who should have retired long back the Board’s step has settled the ticklish issue amicably. And, thus, there is a sense of relief among all the stakeholders of SCOPE.   

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