The appointment of Ramesh Abhishek (IAS:1982:BH), who was a strong contender for Sebi chief job, as DIPP Secretary has upset a lot of guess works and triggered a fresh round of speculation as to who would secure the coveted job. Will it be U K Sinha who may get another extension for a second time? Or will it be Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya? Indianmandarins has learnt that after Abhishek’s appointment, Ms Bhattacharya’s chances have further brightened up. At the same time, Sinha’s chances of reappointment for another one year also remain strong. The Government may require a change in Rules. With global stock market turmoil and the Sensex plunging more than 800 points in a day – like it did on Thursday, there is an argument in favour of continuity at Sebi.
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