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Air India CMD Pradeep Singh Kharola appointed Civil Aviation secretary

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PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 06, 2019, 02.13 PM (IST)

Air India chief Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed Civil Aviation secretary as part of a minor bureaucratic reshuffle effected on Wednesday, according to an official order.

Kharola, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, was in November 2017 named the chairman and managing director of Air India Ltd.

The vacancy had come up due to the superannuation of Rajiv Nayan Choubey on January 31.

Choubey has taken over as a member in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

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Kharola, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, was in November 2017 named chairman and managing director of Air India Ltd.