Pahlaj Nihalani as CBFC Chief, Gajendra Chauhan as FTII chief and now Chetan Chauhan as NIFT Chief like really. These appointment irked controversy. The moment news spread about Former Cricketer’s appointment in NIFT twitter and Facebook started trolling about this decision.
Former cricketer, Chetan Chauhan already is juggling a number of profiles. He is the vice-president of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and in addition to this he is serving as a senior BCCI official, and is also running a cricket academy in Delhi’s Saket Sports Complex. If this was not enough for he we would like to tell you that he also has his own printing press company!
According to 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. The term of the appointment is three years. The chairman is also part of the reviewing authority for a number of senior academic and administrative positions at the institute.
Arun Jaitley’s strong aid, Chetan was earlier unhappy with the government. Even he lobbied many times for his wife, who is working with a Public sector bank but could not get her posted at desired location.
Speaking to News Leak Centre BJP MP and Former cricketer Kirti Azad said “I am very happy for Chetan ji. He has been rewarded for signing fake bills in DDCA and filling defamation cases for those who is raising voice against corruption in cricket.” Now that’s a statement isn’t it?
Now a simple question arises that why didn’t Goverment just picked up a smart BJP leaning fashion designer to head NIFT. What’s the point of making Chetan Chauhan in-charge? Well, the answer is very simple ‘dearness’.