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Sanjay Kothari has been appointed secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind.

 

New Delhi: :22/7/17: Sanjay Kothari, chairman of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), has been appointed secretary and senior journalist Ashok Malik press secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind.

Senior Gujarat-cadre forest service officer Bharat Lal will be joint secretary to Kovind, said an order issued on Saturday by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has cleared these appointments for an initial period of two years, it said.

Kothari, a 1978-batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, retired in June last year as DoPT secretary.

He was in November 2016 appointed as the chief of the government’s head-hunter the PESB.

Malik is at present Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation–a policy think tank.

Lal, a 1988-batch officer of Indian Forest Service, is at present Resident Commissioner of Gujarat government in Delhi.

 

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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