Category Archives: Appointments

Madhukar Naik Dheeravath appointed as Deputy Secretary, Minority Affairs

Ministry of minority affairs

Presently on compulsory wait in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Madhukar Naik Dheeravath IDAS 2002 has been appointed as Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs.


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Alok Joshi to take over NTRO

alok joshi

Days after his retirement as the chief of India’s external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Alok Joshi has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO). Joshi will take over as OSD next week, and officially as chairman on April 30.

Joshi, a Haryana cadre IPS officer of the 1976 batch, has served… Read More

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.

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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