The appointment process for CMD, ITPO is expected to conclude shortly. ‘Indianmandarins’ has reliably learnt that former Union Commerce Secretary S R Rao (Rtd IAS:GJ:1978) is among most prospective names for CMD, ITPO. Prior to his retirement on January 31, 2014 speculations were strong that the then Gujarat Government would engage the ‘Padmahree’ awardee IAS officer after his retirement.
The post fell vacant after Ms Rita Menon (Rtd IAS:UP:1975) completed her tenure on December 31, 2014. Since January 01, 2015 ITPO has been under the additional charge of J S Deepak (IAS:UP:1982), Additional Secretary, Commerce.