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Jagjit Pavadia Re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board

India's Jagjit Pavadia was re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for an another five-year term beginning 2nd March, 2020.
Jagjit Pavadia Re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board
  • This victory has added to India's successful record of winning crucial elections at United Nation (UN) and to UN's subsidiary bodies.

About Jagjit Pavadia:

  • She has been a member of INCB since 2015 and her current term will expire in 2020.
  • She has held many senior positions in Indian Revenue Service (IRS) for 35 years in Government of India (GoI), which includes Narcotics Commissioner of India, Central Bureau of Narcotics (regulated by India's Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, Ministry of Finance).

About INCB:

  • It is an independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body.
  • Its function is to implement UN's international drug control conventions.
  • It was established in 1968 in accordance with Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 by merging 'Permanent Central Narcotics Board' (created in 1931 by Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating Distribution of Narcotic Drugs).
  • It has 13 members (they may be re-elected). Each member is elected by Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a period of five years.
  • Its Secretariat is located at Vienna, Austria. It is an administrative entity of UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

Question:

Q. Who was re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for an another five-year term beginning 2nd March, 2020? 
a. Suman Pavadia
b. Jagjit Pavadia
c. Jagriti Pavadia
d. Drishti Pavadia
Jagjit Pavadia Re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board Jagjit Pavadia Re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board Reviewed by Neha Verma on May 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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