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While appointing Mr Shankar for the post of NMCC’s Member Secretary, the Prime Minister-headed Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) decided to terminate the appointment of 1967 batch retired IAS V Govindarajan as Member Secretary of the Council.
Significantly, a former industry secretary V Krishnamurthy who is still known for his stint as chairman and CEO of Maruti Udyog between 1981 and 1990, is the chairman of the Council.
An MA in political science from Allahabad University and MA in economics from Georgetown University, Washington DC, Shankar had earlier served as principal adviser in the Planning Commission, additional secretary in the ministry of power, CEO of Greater NOIDA Industrial Development Authority and secretary to the Lt Governor of Delhi.
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Action and Appointmentsa) Home secretary RK Singh will meet his Bangladesh counterpart Monzur Hussain on Friday to sort out security and border management-related issues between the two countries. The agenda of the meeting also include police to police co-operation in capacity building and training.