In a big Indian bureaucracy news update, Shri Vinay Mohan Kwatra was appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for three years. The 1988 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer is presently working as Joint Secretary in Americas or AMS division in External Affairs Ministry.
He will be replacing IFS officer Shri Jawed Ashraf in the PMO.
“In order to facilitate an overlap for smooth assumption of charge, Mr Kwatra may be asked to report in PMO with immediate effect in order to familiarise himself with the work before Ashraf relinquishes charge,” an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
Shri Ashraf currently looks after the work related to External Affairs, Space, Atomic energy, Overseas Indian affairs, Defence, NTRO and monitoring of PM’s visit abroad, among others.