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Santosh Kumar Yadav appointed as NHAI chief

The Centre on Monday cleared the name of senior bureaucrat Santosh Kumar Yadav as chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

The Centre on Monday cleared the name of senior bureaucrat Santosh Kumar Yadav as chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

According to a Personnel ministry order, Yadav, a 1995-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Uttar Pradesh, is currently additional secretary in the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education.

“Shri Santosh Kumar Yadav, lAS (UP:95), Additional Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education as Chairman, National Highways Authority of India, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways in the rank and pay of Additional Secretaryby temporarily downgradingthe post,” the Department of Personnel and Training order said.

Further the Union government has also cleared the name of 1997-batch, Himachal Pradesh-cadre IAS officer Subhasish Panda as new Delhi Development Authority (DDA) vice chairman.

Among other key appointments, senior IAS officer Ganji Kamala V Rao has been named Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Rao, a 1990-batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, is currenty serving as managing director of the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.

While senior IAS officer Hitesh Kumar S Makwana has been named as additional secretary of ministry of home affairs, Rajneesh, a 1997-batch IAS officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre, will be additional secretary and development commissioner of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, the order said.


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