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


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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.

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