The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Saturday approved the appointment of Vikram Dev Dutt as the next director general of the Directorate of General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Former IAS officer Vikram Dev Dutt is the current chairman and managing director of Air India Asset Holding Ltd.
The officer will take over his new position on 28 February, upon the superannuation of incumbent DGCA Chief Arun Kumar, who was serving as the aviation regulator since July 2019.
"Dutt's appointment will be in the rank and pay of additional secretary to the government of India, and he will take charge upon the superannuation of Arun Kumar on 28.02.2023 by keeping the recruitment rules of the post in abeyance," the DGCA statement said.
Dutt has also served as principal secretary for finance in the government of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, secretary of tourism in the government of Goa, managing director of India Tourism Development Corporation, and principal secretary for the health and family welfare department of the Delhi government.
Other appointments approved by ACC
As per the order, the ACC approved more appointments on Saturday, including that of Arti Bhatnagar as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Amardeep Singh Bhatia as Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce; Alok as Additional Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority; and Satinder Pal Singh as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.
The ACC has also approved the extension of the central deputation tenure of Ashutosh Jindal, Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, for a period of one year beyond 16.02.2023 which is up to 16.02.2024 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
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