The Centre approved the appointment of IAS officer Vikram Dev Dutt as the next chief of the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Dutt, an IAS officer from the 1993 batch, is currently the CMD of Air India Assets Holding Ltd. (AIAHL). After current DGCA chief Arun Kumar retires on February 28, he will take over as the head of the aviation regulator.
The statement said, “Dutt’s appointment will be in the rank and pay of additional secretary to the government of India, and he will take charge upon the superannuation of Arun Kumar on 28.02.2023 by keeping the recruitment rules of the post in abeyance.”
Since July 2019, Kumar, an IAS officer from the 1989 batch, has served as the DG of the DGCA. Dutt had previously held the position of CMD for Air India. In January of last year, he assumed leadership.
Amardeep Singh Bhatia, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Alok, Additional Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, and Satinder Pal Singh, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs were among the additional appointments that the ACC approved on Saturday in accordance with the order.
Ashutosh Jindal, Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, has had his central deputation tenure extended by the ACC for an additional year, from 16.02.2023 to 16.02.2024, or until further orders, whichever comes first.