Ravinder appointed aide to Civil Aviation Minister of State

RavinderRavinder, an IAS officer of 1999 batch from Uttar Pradesh cadre has been appointed PS to Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Tourism & Culture.

Ravinder replaces B V R C Purushottam, an IAS officer of 2004 cadre from Uttarakhand cadre.

In his first-ever stint with the Government of India, he was appointed the Director, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), under the Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry, in early 2014.

Prior to his central deputation, Ravinder served as Varanasi DM and further as Commissioner, Varanasi, which is the political constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.