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PM finally rewards Topno and Navnit; Dr Kota and four others too get foreign postings

As Indianmandarins had reported first, on 22 May and 03 June, the NaMO administration finally cleared the appointments to Foreign/Captive Posts under the Department of Economic Affairs and Department of Commerce for a period of three years as follows:

  1. Rajeev Topno (IAS:1996:GJ) appointed as Senior Adviser (JS level) to the Executive Director, World Bank, Washington DC (USA) under the Department of Economic Affairs. Topno is Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.
  2. Dr Ravi Kota (IAS:1993:AM) appointed as Minister (Economic) Embassy of India, Washington DC (USA) under the Department of Economic Affairs. Presently, Kota is working in Finance Commission as Joint Secretary.
  3. Brajendra Navnit (IAS:1999:TN) appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Resident of India (PRI) to the World Trade Organisation under the Department of Commerce. Navnit recently completed his tenure as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.
  4. N Ashok Kumar (IAS:2004:MN) appointed as Adviser (Industry and Engineering), Embassy of India, Brussels (Belgium) under the Department of Commerce. Presently Ashok is Director in the Department of Commerce.
  5. Lekhan Thakkar (Central Secretariat Service:1995) appointed as Counsellor (Economic), Embassy of India, Beijing under the Department of Economic Affairs.
  6. Anwar Hussain Shaik (IRTS:2000) appointed as Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India to the World Trade Organisation under the Department of Commerce.
  7. H Atheli (ICAS:2000) appointed as Adviser to Executive Director, Asian Development Bank, Manila, the Phillipines under the Department of Economic Affairs.
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04 Jun 2020
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Appointment of eight foreign postings including Geneva, Brussels WDC likely this week

If some well-placed sources are to be believed as many as eight key positions at the level of Joint Secretary and Director may be filled up shortly. The process of selection for these posts is underway and announcements may be made in a couple of days.

Reportedly, two Joint Secretary rank IAS officers may get assignments in World Bank and Geneva whereas two Director level IAS officers may get new assignments in China and Brussels. In case the buzz turns out to be true, the Joint Secretary level postings may surprise people in power corridors.  

Further, Rahul Bijoria, a private person, is also in the reckoning for the Director level post in World Bank. Three officers belonging to IES, ICAS and IRTS cadre are also being considered for posts in Washington DC (Counsellor Economic), ADB Manila and PMI Geneva respectively.

22 May 2020
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PM finally rewards Topno and Navnit; Dr Kota and four others too get foreign postings

By IndianMandarins 04 Jun 2020

As Indianmandarins had reported first, on 22 May and 03 June, the NaMO administration finally cleared the appointments to Foreign/Captive Posts under the Department of Economic Affairs and Department of Commerce for a period of three years as follows:

  1. Rajeev Topno (IAS:1996:GJ) appointed as Senior Adviser (JS level) to the Executive Director, World Bank, Washington DC (USA) under the Department of Economic Affairs. Topno is Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.
  2. Dr Ravi Kota (IAS:1993:AM) appointed as Minister (Economic) Embassy of India, Washington DC (USA) under the Department of Economic Affairs. Presently, Kota is working in Finance Commission as Joint Secretary.
  3. Brajendra Navnit (IAS:1999:TN) appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Resident of India (PRI) to the World Trade Organisation under the Department of Commerce. Navnit recently completed his tenure as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.
  4. N Ashok Kumar (IAS:2004:MN) appointed as Adviser (Industry and Engineering), Embassy of India, Brussels (Belgium) under the Department of Commerce. Presently Ashok is Director in the Department of Commerce.
  5. Lekhan Thakkar (Central Secretariat Service:1995) appointed as Counsellor (Economic), Embassy of India, Beijing under the Department of Economic Affairs.
  6. Anwar Hussain Shaik (IRTS:2000) appointed as Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India to the World Trade Organisation under the Department of Commerce.
  7. H Atheli (ICAS:2000) appointed as Adviser to Executive Director, Asian Development Bank, Manila, the Phillipines under the Department of Economic Affairs.
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Appointment of eight foreign postings including Geneva, Brussels WDC likely this week

By IndianMandarins 22 May 2020

If some well-placed sources are to be believed as many as eight key positions at the level of Joint Secretary and Director may be filled up shortly. The process of selection for these posts is underway and announcements may be made in a couple of days.

Reportedly, two Joint Secretary rank IAS officers may get assignments in World Bank and Geneva whereas two Director level IAS officers may get new assignments in China and Brussels. In case the buzz turns out to be true, the Joint Secretary level postings may surprise people in power corridors.  

Further, Rahul Bijoria, a private person, is also in the reckoning for the Director level post in World Bank. Three officers belonging to IES, ICAS and IRTS cadre are also being considered for posts in Washington DC (Counsellor Economic), ADB Manila and PMI Geneva respectively.

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Ms Pahuja and S K Nigam posted in Port Louis and Port of Spain

By IndianMandarins 29 Apr 2020

The NaMO administration on Tuesday appointed Ms Sunita Pahuja appointed as Second Secretary (Hindi and Culture) in High Commission of India, Port Louis under the Ministry of External Affairs for a period of three years.. Presently, she is working as Assistant Director (Official Language), Central Translation Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. 

 

Further, Shiv Kumar Nigam appointed as Second Secretary (Hindi and Culture) in the High Commission of India, Port of Spain under the Ministry of External Affairs for a period of three years. Presently, he is working as Deputy Director (Official Language) Central Translation Bureau, Ministry of Electronics and IT. 

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Two IAS officers given foreign posting

By IndianMandarins 12 Nov 2019

As Indianmandarins had reported first (CLICK to read) M Saravanan (IAS:2002:BH) was on Monday appointed as Senior Research Officer (Counsellor level) International Relations/Regional Trade or Economics, Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Secretariat, Port Louis (Mauritius) under the Ministry of External Affairs for a period of two years

 

Suman Billa (IAS:1996:KL) was on Monday appointed as Director, Technical Cooperation and Silk Road Development, United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Madrid (Spain) for an initial period of two years.

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Ms Juneja replaces Shekhar in ICAO (Montrel)

By IndianMandarins 20 Jun 2019

Ms Shefali Juneja (IRS IT:1992) was on Wednesday appointed to the post of Representative of India (JS level) in the Council of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal (Canada) under the Ministry of Civil Aviation for a period of three years. Presently she is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation. She replaces Alok Shekhar (lAS:1994:PB). 

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Tripathi given extension for Foreign Training

By IndianMandarins 25 Apr 2019

The NaMo administration on Thursday extended the central deputation tenure of Gyanendra Dev Tripathi (IAS:1994:AM) for a period ending 30 April 2020. Tripathi is all set to proceed on long term foreign training at University of California, Berkeley (USA). Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Dept of Personnel & Training (DoPT). 

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Rajender (IAS) replaces Sharan in Rome

By IndianMandarins 15 Dec 2018

B Rajender (IAS:1995:BH) was, on Friday, appointed to the post of Minister (Agriculture), Embassy of India, Rome (Italy) for a period of three years. The Joint Secretary level post comes under Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare. He replaces Vimlendra Sharan (IAS:1992:MH).

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Saurabh’s tenure in Moscow extended

By IndianMandarins 15 Dec 2018

The NaMo administration, on Friday, extended the tenure of Saurabh Kumar (IFoS:2003:UT) for a period ending 30 April 2020. Presently, he is Counsellor (Coordination), Embassy of India, Moscow.

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