Indian cooperative .com was almost prophetic when it wrote in an earlier piece that Monday would be the last day of Mrs Anita Manchanda as Chief Executive of NCUI. In a resolution passed by Governing Council on the same day, Dr Dinesh Mishra, an educationist was vetoed to be the next Chief Executive of NCUI.
Dr Dinesh Mishra is presently on deputation as Advisor in All India Council of Technical Education. Originally, he is deputy Registrar of Sanskrit Vidya Peeth under Union HRD Ministry.
A man with wide exposure and learning, he was earlier with Steel Authority of India and is said to have gathered experience in cooperative matters there.
The resolution passed by GC will later result in drafting of an appointment letter after which Dr Mishra will take over. It may take a month or a half.
The GC put its seal on the decision of appointment committee which consisted of NCUI President, Vice-President, Central Registrar and an expert. If sources are to be believed, the expert in the team still wanted to retain Mrs Anita Manchanda as Chief Executive but the rest of the members of appointment committee prevailed over him and selected Dr Dinesh Mishra as the next man.
Indiancooperative.com has been continuously raising the issue of non-appointment of a regular Chief Executive for last two years. It is happy that the matter stands resolved.
Chief Executive of NCUI is a very crucial post as he has to keep an eye on the growth of cooperative movement and lend strength to any small cooperative activities taking place anywhere in the country.
Let us hope the Dr Mishra will fulfil the expectations and act as true co-operator.