As ‘Indianmandarins’ anticipated earlier (Report dated 31 August 2015; Weblink below) Ravinder (IAS:1999:UP) is all set to be appointed as PS to the Union Minister of State for Tourism, Dr Mahesh Sharma. He will replace B V R C Purushottam (IAS:2004:UD) who is expected for Inter-cadre deputation to Andhra Pradesh.
In his ever first stint in Govt of India Ravinder joined as Director, DIPP under Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry on March 19, 2014. Prior to this he served as DM Varanasi and further as Commissioner, Varanasi.
Indianmandarins reliably learnt that his previous experience as DM, Varansai (Prime Minister’s constituency) is set to pay him dividends now. Interestingly, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion is unwilling to relieve its tested talent for professional reasons.
One can wait and watch only.