Category Archives: Appointments

Arvinda Panagariya to head NITI Aayog

Arvind Panagariya

Didn’t we say it before it happened! Yes, the verdict is out and it is confirmed now that Arvind Panagariya has been appointed the first Vice Chairman of the newly created NITI Aayog along with six members and three special invitees.

Arvind Panagariya, a free-market economist who teaches at Columbia University in the US, was on Monday appointed the first… Read More

P Krishnamurthy appointed PS to Defence Minister

P Krishnamurthy

P Krishnamurthy a 1997 batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre has been appointed as private secretary to defence minister Manohar Parrikar.

Krishnamurthy,is presently working as resident commissioner at Goa Sadan in New Delhi. He has been appointed for a five-year period or on co-terminus basis with the minister  Read More

Sutirtha Bhattacharya takes charge as CMD, Coal India


Sutirtha Bhattacharya has taken charge as Coal India’s Chairman and Managing Director. Prior to this, Bhattacharya was the CMD of state-owned Singareni Collieries Company.

Coal India was without a full-time head since S Narsing Rao resigned from the post in May, 2014 to join Telangana government.Additional Secretary Coal A K Dubey was given the additional… Read More

Jiji Thomson repatriated to his parent cadre,Kerala


Jiji Thomson, Director General of Sports Authority of India  has been repatriated to his parent cadre–Kerala as he is likely to be appointed as the new Chief Secretary of the state. Thomson, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, is presently working as Director General, Sports Authority of India under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Thomson… Read More

Centre allocates IAS, IPS officers to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

Govt of India

The Centre has provisionally allocated IAS and IPS officers to newly-formed state of Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh and allowed them with a limited-time option of swapping their cadres.

A total of 166 IAS and 119 IPS officers have been allocated Andhra Pradesh cadre. Whereas, 128 IAS and 92 IPS officers have been given Telangana cadre, said an order… Read More

Arvind Panagariya to be Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog

Arvind Panagariya

Renowned economist Arvind Panagariya is likely to be appointed Vice Chairman of the revamped Planning Commission, which has now been named NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog. The Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog will be given Cabinet rank. Sources says an official announcement on the same will be made by the government latest by next week.… Read More

M Sathiyavathy appointed Director General of Civil Aviation


The government has appointed M Sathiyavathy, additional secretary and financial advisor in the civil aviation ministry, as Director General of Civil Aviation, replacing Prabhat Kumar.

Sathiyavathy, who will be the first woman in India to assume the position. She is expected to assume charge on January 5, 2015.

She is a 1982-batch Indian Administrative Read More

A.K.Mital appointed as Chairman, Railway Board

A K Mittal

A.K.Mital has been appointed as new Chairman, Railway Board & Ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Govt. of India. He succeeds Shri Arunendra Kumar who has superannuated today i.e. 31st December 2014 from Railway Services.

Prior to this appointment, A.K.Mital was Member Staff, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India.Earlier,… Read More

Arun Kumar Gupta new DGP of Uttar Pradesh

Arun Kumar Gupta

Arun Kumar Gupta, a 1977 batch IPS officer,will be new Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police. Prior to his new assignment, Gupta held the post of Chairman and DG Police Recruitment and Promotion Board. Gupta succeeds A L Banerjee who has retired.… Read More

ACC release list of new appointments


The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments on in-situ basis, by temporarily upgrading the posts held by the officers, with prospective effect:

i) Ms. Nandita Chatterjee, IAS (WB:80) as Member Secretary, National Commission for Women, in the rank and pay of Secretary.

ii) Shri Amarendra Sinha, IAS (UK:81) as Special… Read More

Ashok Prasad named spl secretary in MHA

ashok Prasad IPS

Ashok Prasad has been appointed as special secretary (internal security), in the ministry of home affairs. Prasad is a cadre of the 1979 batch IPS of Andhra Pradesh.

He will be filling in the vacancy caused by Prakash Mishra, who was earlier appointed as director general of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC)… Read More