Finally the orders are issued. Former MEA Spokesperson and PM’s confidante Syed Akbaruddin (IFS:1985) has been appointed successor to Asoke Mukerji (IFS:1978) as Permanent Representative of India in United Nation. Recently he played crucially important role in ensuring India-Africa Forum Summit a grand success.
It is being perceived as the biggest career jump for Syed Akbaruddin, who stands promoted from the rank of additional secretary to a Secretary-level post. Though Syed is Additional Secretary rank officer he has been given with an assignment which conventionally given to a Secretary rank officer.
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