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New Director Joins CTSA

May 15, 2009

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
May 14, 2009

Dharamshala -- M.V.V. Prasada Rao takes charge as
the new Director of Central Tibetan Schools
Administration (CTSA) on 18 March. CTSA is an
autonomous body under the Indian Ministry of
Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Mr Rao took over charge from Mr Vineet Joshi, IAS
who was the director of CTSA from November 2006
to 17 March 2009. Before joining CTSA, Mr Prasada
Rao was the Joint Secretary (Admn. & Legal) of
Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.
Prior to that, he served as Assistant
Commissioner of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
(1996-2004); Deputy Director (Admn.) & Regional
Head of National Institute of Open Schooling,
Hyderabad Region (2004-2005); and Deputy Director
(Admn.) of National Institute of Agriculture
Marketing under Ministry of Agriculture of Govt. of Rajasthan (2005-2006).

Extending greetings to the new director, the
Department of Education (DOE), Central Tibetan
Administration, expressed hope for an all round
progress under his leadership and fulfillment of
the twin objectives of CTSA - to provide quality
modern education to the Tibetan children under
its care and to promote the preservation and
learning of the Tibetan cultural heritage and language in the schools.

Education Secretary Ven. Karma Gelek Yuthok paid
him a courtesy call on 27 March.

--Report filed by Education Department
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