V. C. Pande

16 Feb 1932
7 Feb 2005
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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.

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