India’s International Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra, who was due for superannuation on December 31 this 12 months, has been granted an extension till April 30, 2024.
In a notification issued immediately, the Secretariat of the Appointments Committee of the Cupboard, Ministry of Personnel, stated that the Appointments Committee of the Cupboard had permitted extension in service to the International Secretary “past the date of his superannuation on December 31, 2022, as much as April 30, 2024”.
This successfully means the International Secretary will likely be in workplace till the top of the present authorities’s time period in 2024.
Earlier, the Union authorities had granted extensions to a number of key bureaucrats, together with the Cupboard Secretary, Dwelling Secretary, the chief of Analysis and Evaluation Wing (RAW), and the Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Mr Kwatra, a 1988 batch Indian International Service (IFS) officer, took cost in Could this 12 months because the thirty fourth International Secretary of India, succeeding Harsh Vardhan Shringla. He had earlier served as India’s Ambassador to Nepal.
An knowledgeable on India’s relations with the US, China and Europe, Mr Kwatra’s extension in service as International Secretary comes at an important time with India having just lately assumed the G20 presidency. The subsequent G20 Summit will likely be held in New Delhi in September 2023.
Cupboard Secretary Rajiv Gauba’s time period was prolonged till August 2023. Dwelling Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla was additionally given an extension till August 2023. In June this 12 months, RAW Chief Samant Kumar Goel’s tenure was prolonged for a 12 months.
Whereas ED Director SK Mishra was given his third extension for a 12 months earlier this month, CBI Particular Director Praveen Sinha’s time period was prolonged for six months this October.
Rajya Sabha Secretary-Common PC Mody additionally had an extension this August for 2 extra years.
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