Who: Dr Gyanendra D Bandgaiyan
What: Was appointed DG of National Centre for Good Governance
When: 30 December 2015
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on 30 December 2015 approved the appointment of Dr Gyanendra D Bandgaiyan as the Director General of the National Centre for Good Governance.
He will be in the office for a period of three years which is extendable by another two years or up to 60 years of age, whichever is earlier.
The 54-year-old Bandgaiyan is a former IAS officer of the Union Territories cadre. He hails from Madhya Pradesh.
He is also an Ex-Chief Economist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
About National Centre for Good Governance
• It is an autonomous institution under the administrative control of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
• It is the apex think tank in the country that guides and helps implement good governance reforms through research, policy analysis, advocacy and capacity building.
• It was inaugurated on 24 February 2014 by upgrading National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR), Mussorrie.