NEW YORK (TIP): In a significant victory, India’s Jagjit Pavadia was re-elected to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for another term. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held elections by secret ballot May 7, with 15 candidates in the fray for five seats. Pavadia, who has been a member of the INCB since 2015, posted the highest number of votes at 44. Her current term is set to expire in 2020 and five-year term will begin 2nd March 2020.
Jagjit Pavadia has held several senior positions in the Indian Revenue Service for 35 years in the Government of India, including Narcotics Commissioner of India, Central Bureau of Narcotics (2006-2012); Commissioner, Legal Affairs (2001-2005); Chief Vigilance Officer, Power Finance Corporation (1996-2001); Customs Training Adviser Maldives, deputed by the Commonwealth Secretariat (1994-1995); Deputy Director, Narcotics Control Bureau (1990-1994); and retired as Chief Commissioner, Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, Nagpur, in 2014.
She is Recipient of Presidential Appreciation Certificate for Specially Distinguished Record of Service on the occasion of Republic Day (2005),
INCB consists of 13 members who are elected by the ECOSOC and who serve in their personal capacity. Established in 1968, the INCB is an independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body for the implementation of the UN’s international drug control conventions.