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Rajiv Jalota gets additional charge of Chairman, Mormugao Port Trust, Goa

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Senior IAS officer Rajiv Jalota has been assigned the additional charge of Chairman, Mormugao Port Trust, Goa. The appointment was made following orders from the Government of India. Jalota, the 1988-batch IAS officer, is presently holding the charge of Chairperson, Mumbai Port Trust.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave approval to the appointment of Jalota as chairperson Mormugao Port in the additional capacity following the retirement of the incumbent chairperson E Ramesh Kumar (IAS 1999-Batch).

The proposal for the posting of Rajiv Jalota was extended by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. According to the orders from the Ministry of Personnel and Training, “Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways for entrustment of the additional charge of the post of Chairperson Mormugao Port Trust to Rajiv Jalota for a period of six months with the effect of June 3, 2021, or till the post is filled up on regular basis or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.”

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On November 4, 2020, Jalota took over the post of Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust. Prior to this appointment, Jalota was serving as the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Higher and Technical Education, Maharashtra.

During his service, Jalota has worked in various capacities. He was Managing Director (MD), SICOM, Maharashtra and then held the post of CEO of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) for three years. He has also served as Employment Commissioner, Maharashtra ahead of joining the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai as Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects) in 2011.

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