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Twitterati erupt into laughter at appointment of former cricketer Chetan Chauhan as NIFT chief

Chauhan says he got the role because of his "experience in banking."

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: June 18, 2016 1:44:48 pm
Twitterati can't stop laughing at Chetan Chauhan's appontment Twitterati can’t stop laughing at Chetan Chauhan’s appointment

Former cricketer and two-time BJP MP Chetan Chauhan has been appointed as National Institute of Fashion Technology’s chairperson, the Indian Express reported today. Unlike the outrage at actor Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as chief of Pune’s Film and Technology Institute of India (FTII), Chauhan’s decoration has evoked humour on Twitter.

“My fashion sense is not being flamboyant but well dressed. I am not dashing fashion-oriented because I have to go with what suits my age. But I like to dress up smartly and well,” he told this newspaper.

The former chairperson of NIFT was Kiran Dhingra, a retired IAS officer and the role of the institute’s chairperson involves making administrative and financial decisions.

According to the NIFT Act 2006, the chairperson of the Board of Governors (BoG) is expected to be “an eminent academician, scientist or technologist or professional, to be nominated by the Visitor” of the institute, which is the President.

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Chauhan says he got the role because of his “experience in banking.”

And Twitter users can’t stop laughing.

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