New Delhi, May 8 : Jagjit Pavadia of India has been re-elected to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) for another term.
Pavadia won the highest number of votes in a 15-candidate contest for five seats on Tuesday. "India's Jagjit Pavadia tops International Narcotics Control Board Election," Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative at the UN, announced in a tweet.
"We are deeply grateful to all India's many friends who ensured such a huge win in a very competitive election," he said. Pavadia's new term begins on March 2, 2020 and expires on March 1, 2025.
A graduate of English Literature from Dhaka University and a law graduate from Delhi University, Pavadia has held senior positions in the Indian Revenue Service for 35 years, including Narcotics Commissioner of India, Central Bureau of Narcotics (2006-2012). Pavadia in a message said she is grateful to the member nations for the trust reposed in her by re-electing her as member of the Board for the period 2020-2025.
"I am committed to working impartially and sincerely to the treaty-mandated duties assigned to me as a Board member," she said.
The International Narcotics Control Board is the independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body for the implementation of the UN international drug control conventions. UNI