After the former IAS officer T Nanda Kumar abruptly resigned from the chairmanship of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Govt of India has given Dilip Rath, Managing Director of the Dairy Board an additional charge of Chairmanship till the regular appointment.
Rath was closely involved in project conceptualization and formulation of NDP. As the Mission Director of NDP, he is actively pursuing the project objectives, an NDDB statement said here.
Rath brings with him a wide experience in dairy development and cooperatives. He was instrumental in implementing various schemes of the Central Government, viz., National Project on Cattle and Buffalo Breeding, Intensive Dairy Development Programme, Clean Milk Production, Assistance to Cooperatives, besides being the divisional head of 12 cattle development organizations under Central Government.
After receiving Master’s degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, he received MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1979 and served in different capacities under the State Governments of West Bengal, Odisha and the Central Government.
He was Joint Secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India from 2008 to 2010 and Director on the board of NDDB.
Rath also held post of chairman of the Delhi Milk Scheme’s management committee. He was also responsible for monitoring country’s milk situation in the context of inflation of essential commodities.
Source : The Hindu BusinessLine