Monday, June 23, 2014

Know Your Babu: New PMO director and Tamil Nadu cadre IAS Brajendra Navnit

Navnit as Viluppuram collector (File photo)
SOON, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) will be manned by a new set of people. On Friday, 1999 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS Brajendra Navnit was appointed as director in PMO. Originally hailing from Bihar, 39-year-old Navnit is an…
electrical engineer-turned IAS. As a Tamil Nadu cadre IAS, Navnit was sub-collector of Tirunelveli and then collector in Viluppuram district. Between 2008 and 2012, he was with the Union ministry of finance working as a deputy secretary. 
In August 2012, he was appointed as additional commissioner (works) in Chennai Corporation, a civic body that governs the city of Chennai. Then in a major IAS reshuffle in June last year, Navnit was posted as director of rural development and Panchayat Raj in Tamil Nadu government. He took charge on July 1, 2013. In the last few months, he was also coordinating with various training programmes imparted to elected representatives of rural Local Bodies and officials through Tamil Nadu’s five Regional Institutes of Rural Development (RIRDs).
If anyone knows about Navnit's hobbies, or if there is any anecdote to share etc., kindly post it as your comment below.
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