Government appoints chiefs of tea, coffee board

New Delhi: The central government on Thursday appointed Prabhat Kamal Bezboruah as Chairman of Kolkata-based Tea Board and M.S. Boje Gowda as Chairman of Bengaluru-based Coffee Board.

Bezboruah has been serving as the Chairman of Tea Research Association and Gowda is a well-known coffee grower.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the proposal to appoint them, an order of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

Bezboruah is appointed for the period up to November 1, 2018, while Gowda will have a tenure up to December 14, 2018.

"Necessary communication in this regard has been sent to the Department of Commerce," the DoPT said.

The Tea Board is entrusted with a supervisory role for tea industry, while the Coffee Board takes care of the interests of coffee growers.


IANS