Post of CVO, IOCL vacant since March 2015; Min returns the panel twice



The unseemly delay in the appointment of CVO for Indian Oil Corporation has triggered speculations in power corridors. The post fell vacant after Ms Sanjeevanee Kutty (IAS:1983:MH) was appointed as Additional Secretary & FA (MHA) on March 9, 2015. Currently OIL CVO Anand Kumar (IPS:1988:UP) is holding the additional charge as CVO of IOCL.

The appointment is expected to take more time as minister Dharmendra Pradhan has returned the panel twice. Reportedly the panel was comprised of only an IAS officer and an IFoS officer.

Ms Kutty was appointed as CVO, IOCL on March 24, 2014 for a period up to January 11, 2016. But she was appointed AS&FA (MHA) in March 2015.


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