The move comes in the wake of allegations of irregularities, lack of transparency and malfunctioning of the NBE administration, with the latest being charges of malpractices in the conduct of the NEET.
As per the resolution:
Bipin Batra shall cease to discharge the functions of executive director, National Board of Examinations , with immediate effect
Rashmikant Dave, vice president, National Board of Examinations (NBE) has been appointed honorary executive director till a regular appointment is made to the post in compliance with rules
Bipin Batra had been officiating as the executive director of the board without an approval by the central government, the resolution said, "it is apparent that there is no regularly appointed executive director, NBE in place"
For the purposes of conducting an expeditious and independent enquiry into all facts and allegations that have come to light, it is resolved to suspend Bipin Batra from all posts being held by him in NBE in any capacity whatsoever until further orders
Abhijat Sheth, NBE president, when contacted by PTI, confirmed the developments. The present board was nominated on June 20, 2016, and ever since many allegations have plagued the body. The board has also resolved to appoint Kirtiman Singh as the standing counsel for NBE as an interim arrangement, thus ceasing services of all other advocates / standing counsels who currently represent it.