V. C. Pande

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V. C. Pande
19th Cabinet Secretary of India
In office
1989–1990
Prime Minister V. P. Singh
Preceded by T. N. Seshan
Succeeded by Naresh Chandra
Personal details
Born 16 February 1932
Jammu, India
Died 7 February 2005
Noida, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Allahabad University

Vinod Chandra Pande (16 February 1932 – 7 February 2005) was an Indian Civil Servant of the Rajasthan Cadre, and was, notably, Cabinet Secretary in 1989–1990.

He was born to a family which contributed two other Cabinet Secretaries (B. D. Pande and Kamal Pande).

He was Cabinet Secretary from 23 December 1989 to 11 December 1990 under Prime Minister V. P. Singh (and earlier, revenue secretary under him when the latter was Finance Minister). They had earlier studied together at Allahabad University.

He served as Governor of Bihar (1999–2003), Jharkhand (briefly during 2002), and Arunachal Pradesh (2003–04), as an appointee of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

He had been a bachelor. He was a scholar of Hindi, Pali, and Sanskrit, and a prolific writer in Hindi. He died in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, two months after leaving the governorship of Arunachal Pradesh.

Government offices
Preceded by
Sunder Singh Bhandari
Governor of Bihar
23 November 1999 – 12 June 2003
Succeeded by
Mandagadde Rama Jois
Preceded by
Prabhat Kumar
Governor of Jharkhand
4 February 2002 – 14 July 2002
Succeeded by
Mandagadde Rama Jois
Preceded by
Arvind Dave
Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
13 June 2003 – 15 December 2004
Succeeded by
Shilendra Kumar Singh

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