Will Ms Kanwar replace Bharat Lal in Gujarat Bhawan?

GJ Bhawan, Resident Commissioner, Bharat Lal, Arti Kanwar, RC Gujarat

Indianmandarins has learnt that Ms. Arti Kanwar (IAS:2001:GJ) is being considered for the post of Resident Commissioner of Gujarat Bhawan in Delhi.

The post fell vacant following the appointment of Bharat Lal (IFoS:1988:GJ) at Raisina Hills as Joint Secretary, President Secretariat in the last week of July.

Currently, Lalnunmawia Chaungo (IAS:1987:GJ) holds the additional charge of RC – a post which was held for the longest period of eight years by Bharat Lal. Lal not only had the longest tenure as RC, Gujarat Bhawan, he was the first Indian Forest Officer to become RC of Gujarat Bhawan.

Gujarat RC post gained more prominence post May 2014 because the officer posted to this post is probably the only Resident Commissioner among others to have direct access to the PMO.


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