Senior IAS Officer Rajiv Bansal Appointed Air India’s New CMDAir India Boeing 747-400.  (Alan Lebeda/Wikipedia)

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Bansal was on Thursday (13 February) named the Chairman and Managing Director of national carrier Air India.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved Bansal's appointment as CMD of Air India in the rank and pay of an Additional Secretary.

At present, Bansal, a 1988 batch officer of the Nagaland cadre, held the post of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He succeeds Ashwani Lohani.

In August 2017, he was given the additional charge as Air India's CMD.

Additionally, he has had an earlier stint with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) between 2006 and 2008.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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