New Delhi: The government has approved the appointment of Anup Kumar Mukherjee (IOFS) as Financial Adviser and Chief Accounts Officer (FA&CAO) of Tea Board, Kolkata, under the Department of Commerce. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Traning (DoPT), Mukherjee has been appointed to the post for a period of five years or till further orders, whichever is earlier. “He may kindly be relieved of his duties immediately with instructions to take up his new assignment in the Department of Commerce,” the order said. Mukherjee is an Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) officer of the 2006-batch.
Tea Board of India
The Tea Board of India is a state agency of the government, established to promote the cultivation, processing, and domestic trade as well as export of tea from India. It was established by the enactment of the Tea Act in 1953 with its headquarters in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). It is headed by the Deputy Chairman and separated into Standing Committees referred to as the Executive Committee, the Development Committee, the Labour Welfare Committee and the Export Promotion Committee. The board is responsible for the assignment of certification numbers to exports of certain tea merchants. This certification is intended to ensure the teas’ origin, which in turn would reduce the amount of fraudulent labelling on rare teas such as ones harvested in Darjeeling.
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