When the infamous toppers’ scam was exposed by media in Bihar and it was found that the Chairman was involved in creating toppers, the prestige of Bihar School Examination Board was at stake. The Chairman was close to Nitish Kumar and went underground after resigning. Nitish had no option than to find an incredibly honest and efficient person to bring back the lost image. He also wanted a Chairman who is clean to the core and opposition can’t say anything against him. There was no other option than Anand Kishore, an IAS Officer currently working as the Commissioner, Patna Division.
Anand Kishore was made Chairman of BSEB. Hence, he is currently holding two important positions, Commission of Patna and Chairman of BSEB. Needless to say, he is justifying the trust imposed by the CM at both of these positions.
Anand Kishore is a man of words. Wherever he has worked, he changed the environment. People of Nalanda and Muzaffarpur still miss him as Mr. Kishore has worked to change the lives of people in a positive ways as a DM in these two districts. He is a close to Nitish Kumar, but widely regarded as a staunchly neutral person when it comes to dealing with political matters and politicians.
Profile of Anand Kishore
Anand Kishore was born and brought up in Bihar. He is a Kayastha by caste. He was a brilliant student from school days. He got admission in the prestigious Netarhat School (now in Jharkhand) and studied there till matriculation. He took admission in Science College, Patna for I. Sc. as he was looking forward to prepare for IIT JEE entrance examination and in those days Patna was a hot spot for IIT JEE preparation. He cracked IIT JEE in his first attempt and took admission in IIT – Kanpur. He has done B. Tech (Electrical Engineering) and M. Tech (Electrical Engineering) from IIT – Kanpur. He got offers from a multi national company, but he had to reject the offer as the posting was in the USA. He wanted to work in India. He joined a private firm and started preparation for UPSC Civil Services.
Anand Kishore cracked UPSC Civil Services in 1995. His All India Rank was 8. His subjects were – Physics (Prelims) & Physics and Mathematics (Mains). Now, only one paper is chosen as optional subject in the Mains Examination.
Luckily, Anand Kishore got Bihar Cadre and since joining the service he has become a matter of discussion among Biharis. Everyone respects him. He is quite soft spoken and you will always find him smiling even in tough situations. His endeavour to cleanse the education system in Bihar is bearing fruits as the state is becoming the harbinger of major overhaul in the public sector school education in India.
Wife of Anand Kishore
Anand Kishore is married and the couple has two children. His family is staying in Patna. Unfortunately, there is no information available on the public forum about the personal life of Anand Kishore. Even the name of his wife is not available. If you know, please write in the comment box below.