Air India chief Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed Civil Aviation Secretary by the Government.
Kharola is a 1985-batch IAS officer of the Karnataka cadre.
He was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India in November 2017.
Now, in his current role, he is taking charge in place of Rajiv Nayan Choubey who superannuated on January 31.
Kharola was also a part of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), that conducts civil services examination to select officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.