Ashwani Lohani, former CMD of Air India has been appointed as the Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, assigning him the rank of a Cabinet minister today, on March 24.
According to Nilam Sawhney, Chief Secretary, Ashwani’s appointment is for a period of one year. Lohani has previously served as CMD of India Tourism Development Corporation also. As per the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Lohani’s experience can help harness the tourism potential of the state. After Subhash Chandra Garg, Union Finance Secretary, Ashwani is the second former bureaucrat brought in from New Delhi for a key post in the state, with the rank of a Cabinet minister.
Earlier this month, Garg was appointed as an advisor (resource mobilisation) to the CM with a Cabinet rank for a tenure of two years.