India’s Jagjit Pavadia is re-elected to a 5 year term on International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) after she won over China’s candidate Hao Wei with the highest number of votes by the UN Economic and Social Council.She will begin her term on 2nd March.2020.
INCB located in Vienna, Austria is an independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body which was established in 1968 in accordance with Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 by merging ‘Permanent Central Narcotics Board’ (created in 1925 by International Opium Convention) and ‘Drug Supervisory Body’ (created in 1931 by Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating Distribution of Narcotic drugs). It monitors the implementation of UN”s International drug control conventions.
Pavadia has been a member of INCB since 2015.She was the First Vice-President of Board in 2016 and chair of the Standing Comittee on Estimtes in 2015 and 2017.
Ms Pavadia a former Narcotics Commisioner of India and Central Bureau of Narcotics (regulated by India’s Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Ministry of Finance) was also in a senior position in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) for 35 years in Government of India(GOI).