Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Chetan Chauhan appointed as NIFT chief; Trolls suggest ‘LOL’ designs

Narada Desk | June 18, 2016 4:21 pm Print
Chetan Chauhan as NIFT chief? good enough about Sunny Leone as our Cricket Coach??? she is an expert in playing games too!!!
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Former cricketer Chetan Chauhan has been named as the chairperson of the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), a report in The Indian Express said.

Chetan Chauhan is a  two-time Bharatiya Janata Pary MP,  former Indian test cricketer who had played around 40 matches, and a long time opening partner of Sunil Gavaskar.

“This is a Government of India appointment. The names [for the post of chairman] are sent by the ministry of textiles… preference is given to people in the party (BJP),” Chauhan told The Indian Express on Friday.

Chauhan also thanked PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for his appointment, saying that, he had held “a few informal meetings” at his new office.

Chauhan also said that he had been chosen as NIFT chairman because he was “an international sportsman” and has “experience in banking”

According to the report,  as per the NIFT Act 2006, the chairperson of the Board of Governors (BoG) is expected to be “an eminent academician, scientist or technologist or professional, to be nominated by the Visitor” of the institute, which is the President.