Vineet Joshi named new DG of National Testing Agency | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

Vineet Joshi named new DG of National Testing Agency

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Government has appointed Vineet Joshi has new the director general of the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA has been initiated by the government to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions organised by the CBSE, AICTE and other bodies.
According to an official release, Vineet Joshi is a 1992-batch IAS officer of the Manipur cadre, Joshi has been appointed to the post for five years .
According to the proposed composition of the NTA, ‘The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be the Director-General to be appointed by the government. There will be a Board of Governors comprising members from user institutions. The Director-General will be assisted by nine verticals headed by academicians/experts.’
The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had in November last year approved the setting up of the NTA.
The establishment of the NTA will benefit about 40 lakh students appearing in various entrance examinations.
It will relieve the CBSE, AICTE and other bodies of the responsibility of conducting these entrance examinations and also bring in high reliability and a standardised difficulty level for assessing the aptitude, intelligence and problem-solving abilities of the students.

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