‘Indianmandarins’ reliably learns that Mukul Jain (IRTS:1988) may shortly be appointed as Vice-Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India. Presently he is serving as Chief Transport Planning Manager in South Eastern Railway.
The post (VC, IWAI) has been running vacant since October 2014 after Jaayashree Mukherjee (IAS:1986:MH) repatriated to Maharashtra after completing her tenure under central deputation on October 07, 2014.
The appointment process of Mukul Jain for the post is reportedly in its final legs. The appointment will come as a big relief for IWAI which has taken up numerous PAN India projects afresh in last one year despite tha fact that 03 crucial slots in the rank of Joint Secretary have been lying vacant for a year and one post vacant for over two years.