New Delhi, Feb 12: IAS officer Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty has been appointed the new chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi.
Chakravarty will hold office till the end of the calendar year in which he completes 70 years of age till 2017.
A 1970 batch, Madhya Pradesh cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, he has held a variety of posts at district and national level in developmental and cultural administration.
In Madhya Pradesh, he held several assignments including as director, education, archaeology and museums, special secretary, culture, and director of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya at Bhopal.
He has also served as member-secretary of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, director general of the National Museum, New Delhi and vice chancellor, National Museum Institute.