If some well placed sources are to be believed Jalaj Srivastava (IAS:1984:UT) has been in serious contention for the post of CMD, ITDC (India Tourism Development Corporation). He has been serving as Chairperson, NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Corporation) since July 2013.
‘Indianmandarins’ had anticipated in its report on January 22, 2015 that the proposal for merger of the two posts (MD & Chairperson) had been moved for cabinet approval. In fact the post of CMD (ITDC) was split into two in June 2012 to accommodate Shankar Singh Vaghela as Chairman.
The post of Chairperson remains with Girish Shankar (IAS:1982:BH), Additional Secretary (Tourism). After Sameer Sharma (IAS:1985:AP) laterally shifted to the Department of Urban Development the additional charge of MD (ITDC) too was handed over to Girish Shankar.