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Friday, January 30, 2015

‘Additional charge’ syndrome grips govt: Mathur for DRDO, Raju for HAL

Mathur offering prayers at Rajghat on the occasion of Martyr's Day.
By Anantha Krishnan M
Continuing with its stream of ‘Additional Charge Appointments,’ the Narendra Modi Government on Friday sprang yet another surprise.
Defence Secretary R K Mathur was handed over additional charge of Department of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for a period of three months.
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) too will have a new Chairman from Saturday evening with the ACC handing over the additional charge to T Suvarna Raju, who is currently the Director Design.
The government had on January 2 this year appointed Dr Shailesh Nayak as the Secretary, Department of Space (DoS) and Chairman Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). This move came after the retirement of Dr K Radhakrishnan on December 31, 2014.
The Modi government began the innings in May this year by handing over the crucial Defence Ministry’s charge to Arun Jaitely, who had also the responsibility of being India’s Finance Minister. 
• Key decision-making positions must be filled on priority and stand-by appointments will only add to the confusion.
(Abridged version of the story above. Full report here on OneIndia: http://bit.ly/1Df2Cf)

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