Ashok Malik is press secy to president

Sanjay Kothari is secy to prez, Gujarat’s Delhi representative will be jt secy

GN Bureau | July 22, 2017


#Ashok Malik   #Ram Nath Kovind   #president   #Bureaucracy   #ACC  
Ashok Malik
Ashok Malik

As Ram Nath Kovind readies to take charge as president, the government is forming his team, naming three officials. 
 
Ashok Malik, former journalist and commentator known for his pro-right views, will serve as the press secretary to the president. Bharat Lal, Gujarat’s resident commissioner in Delhi, will be the joint secretary to the president. Sanjay Kothari, IAS (HY 78) (Retd.), who is currently chairman of the public enterprises selection board (PESB) is named secretary to the president. 
 
The appointment committee of the cabinet (ACC) approved the appointments for an initial period of two years, said an official announcement on Saturday. 
 
Malik is currently distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. Lal, an Indian Forest Service officer of Gujarat cadre (1988 batch), has been resident commissioner of Gujarat in Delhi for a long time, and considered a trusted aide to Narendra Modi.

Comments

 

Other News

Covid-19: India’s recovery rate improves to 59.43%

Even as Unlock enters the second phase, the number of Covid-19 infections continues to rise to record levels and India remains No 4 in the worldwide list, yet there is glimmer of hope: its recovery rate is also rising in tandem. There are 1,27,864 recovered cases more than the active Covid-1

Coming soon at a station near you: private trains!

A long-debated idea is finally coming to fruition as the Indian railways has decided to join hands with the private sector, in running some train services to begin with. The ministry of railways has invited ‘request for qualifications’ (RFQ) for private participation for operatio

A place of local democracy in pandemic governance: The case of Mumbai

Democracy in India is now taken for a fact, with an unstated assumption that all our institutions are democratic and hence often our successes and more often failures are attributed to ‘democracy’. However, a key frontier where democracy remains a challenge is that of local governments and that

Why TikTok, other apps were banned: “Engaged in anti-India activities”

India, facing China’s aggressiveness at border, has banned 59 smartphone apps, including TikTok, as they were indulging in activities harmful to India’s sovereignty and integrity. The reason cited was: “in view of information available they are engaged in activities which [

Gaganyaan mission not affected by pandemic

The launch of India’s first human space mission, ‘Gaganyaan’, will not be affected by Covid-19 and preparations are going on in the right direction even amid the pandemic. This was disclosed by minister of state (independent charge) development of north eastern region (DoNE

How India is quietly resetting its economic engagement with China

For all intents and purposes, India is going to reset its relations with China and a subtle hint to this regard has been given by the Narendra Modi government after the deadly June 15/16 night face-off between the Indian army and PLA troops in the Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives.



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter