C V Ananda Bose was named the Governor of West Bengal on Thursday, according to a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan.

It said that his appointment will become effective on the day he assumed control of his position.

“The President of India is pleased to appoint Dr C V Ananda Bose as regular Governor of West Bengal,” the communique read.

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Since the former governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar, was elected vice president of India in July, La Ganesan, the governor of Manipur, has also been in charge of West Bengal.

The governing Trinamul Congress had already accused Dhankhar of abusing his position as governor.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship was awarded to Bose. Additionally, he is the first-ever Fellow of Mussoorie’s Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, which prepares top civil service officials.

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Bose is a prolific author and columnist who has written 40 volumes, including novels, short tales, poems, and essays, in English, Malayalam, and Hindi.

Bose served as the head of the working group that created the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development programme. The government approved his idea of “affordable housing for all.”

Bose had the chance to introduce improvements in good governance that may assure prompt and efficient delivery of public services to the people after he joined the IAS in 1977.

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The Nirmithi Kendra (Building Center), which he established in 1985 while serving as the district collector of Kollam, has grown into a national network and is now a cornerstone of the government’s housing policy. The Prime Minister’s resolve to provide cheap housing for everyone by 2022 is thought to have been spurred by this innovative programme in affordable housing. On March 4, 2014, Bose had the chance to speak with Narendra Modi and present the suggestion.