Even on delayed work related to Commonwealth Games, Nair made a number of surprised visits to the venues last year and held stock-taking meetings to monitor the progress reports.
Nair, who was secretary to former prime minister IK Gujral and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had also served in Planning Commission. No one questions him about his efficiency and administrative skills though some officers complain in private that Nair likes them less than those belonging to Kerala!
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Action and Appointments
a) The ACC has approved the repatriation of Dilsher Singh, a 1977 batch
Punjab cadre IAS and Adviser, Planning Commission to his cadre.
b) BP Sharma, a 1981 batch
Bihar cadre IAS has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of minority affairs.
c) The ACC has approved the assignment of additional charge of commissioner of security, civil aviation in the bureau of civil aviation security (BCAS), to Rohit Nandan, a 1982 batch UP cadre IAS, currently serving as joint secretary in the ministry of civil aviation for a period of two months.