KG Jagadeesha (IAS) appointed as Secretary of Coffee Board of India
He is currently serving as Commissioner for Public Instruction in the Department of Public Instruction, Govt of Karnataka
New Delhi: The Government has approved the appointment of KG Jagadeesha (IAS) as Secretary of Coffee Board of India, on Monday. According to the order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), he has been appointed to the post for a period of five years with effect from the date of taking over charge of the post until further orders, whichever is earlier. Jagadeesha is 2005-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Karnataka cadre. He is currently serving as Commissioner for Public Instruction in the Department of Public Instruction, the government of Karnataka.
KG Jagadeesha has done master's in Genetics. He also holds a Doctoral Degree in Agriculture. He has served various important positions in the state of Karnataka, which included Deputy Commissioner of Kalaburagi & Dakshina Kannada districts, Managing Director of Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (RGRHCL) and Deputy Commissioner of Mangaluru. He had also served as the Director of Horticulture, Assistant Commissioner of Kalaburagi sub-division and Commissioner of Kalaburagi City Corporation.
Coffee Board of India
The Coffee Board of India is an organisation managed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the government of India to promote coffee production in India. The head office of Coffee Board is in Bangalore. The board was established by an act of Parliament in 1942. Until 1995 the Coffee Board marketed the coffee of many growers from a pooled supply, but after that time coffee marketing became a private-sector activity due to the economic liberalisation in India. The Coffee Boards tradition duties included the promotion of the sale and consumption of coffee in India and abroad, conducting coffee research, financial assistance to establish small coffee growers, safeguarding working conditions for labourers, and managing the surplus pool of unsold coffee.
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