And the man who became the CEO of National Institute for Smart Government for five years between 2003 and 2008 was J Sathyanarayana. A post graduate in physics, Sathyanarayana was considered to be the right choice for the job because of his experience as principal secretary to Andhra Pradesh’s buzzing IT department.
Sathyanarayana is an MBA from Yugoslavia. For 10 months till August 2011, he was also the special chief secretary to Andhra Pradesh chief minister.
Action and Appointmentsa) The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has asked law ministry to identify an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to law minister Salman Khurshid by June 30, 2012. Till then Giri Ketharaj, joint director of Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India will be Khurshid’s OSD. The issue was taken up after Khurshid wrote a letter to PM on August 16, 2011 regarding the issue.
b) Tourism secretary RH Khwaja, a 1976 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS, will hold additional charge of secretary, ministry of culture for a period of three months.
c) Click HERE to find 1992 batch IAS officers, empaneled as joint secretaries