S Narayanan is the new Regional Deputy Director (Southern Region) of the National Wild Life Crime Control Bureau, Chennai. Earlier he was the Deputy Secretary in the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
Manoj Saunik will become the Joint Secretary Commerce in Government of India (GoI). Saunik at present is Private Secretary to Indian Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.
A.R. Ghanashyam is the new Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea. A. R. Ghanashyam, currently Ambassador of India to Angola has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Alok Sheel has joined the Government of India as Joint Secretary Economic Affairs. He is 1982 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.
Pulok Chaterji will be new Executive Director of the World Bank (effective from January 31,2009). He is currently the Secretary to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He belongs to the 1974 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer and will succeed 1968 batch Haryana cadre IAS officer Dhanendra Kumar.
VK Singh on central deputation is set to become a Director in the Ministry of Labour. He is an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre who belongs to the 1986 batch.
Dilip Samantaray will take over as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). He belongs to 1982 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre. Samantaray is presently Additional Secretary in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
A K Gupta has joined as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the Kisan Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO). He is 1979 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
Mahendra Jain (a Karnataka cadre IAS officer who belongs to the 1985 batch) will be Development Commissioner Navi Mumbai located Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Currently, he is Backward Classes Welfare Commissioner with the Government of Karnataka.
Harsh Bhal has taken over as Spokesperson of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Until now Bhal has been working as Additional DG (Administration) and spokesperson for the Ministry of Human Resources Department at the Press Information Bureau.
Rajendra Nigam is the new General Manager (GM) of the ITDC run Samrat Hotel, Delhi. Nigam was the Resident Manager (RM) with ITDC Ashok Hotel, Delhi. He will succeed Vinod Sharma who has retired.
Rajan Anandan has taken over as the Managing Director Sales Marketing and Services business of Microsoft India Pvt Ltd. Anandan was previously the Vice President and Country General Manager for Dell India. He was leading Dell India from May 2006 and was replaced by Sameer garde at Dell.
Rajnish Kaul has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mobile Services for the Andhra Pradesh Circle by Bharti Airtel Ltd.
Rajit Mehta has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer Max New York Life. He was earlier the Deputy Chief Operating Officer.
Arun Chandra is the new Chief Executive Officer of SumTotal Systems (effective November 1, 2008). Chandra is a veteran of Hewlett-Packard where he held the post of Vice President Worldwide Marketing, Strategy & Alliances for the Technology Solution Group.