Air India CMD Rohit Nandan set for a term extension


Air India CMD Rohit Nandan looks all set for a term extension. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has asked the Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) to allow Nandan, a UP cadre IAS Officer, to continue his present Central deputation even when he has already spent five years out of the state, the usual limit a UPS officer spends on a charge outside his State at a time. Generally, the state give an extension of two years, commonly known as ‘five plus two’ practice in bureaucratic circles.

Nandan was appointed as the national airline’s CMD in August 2011. He joined Air India soon after Star Alliance had virtually rejected the airline’s bid to be in the fold by putting its application on hold. The Alliance recently admitted that the airline had turned a new chapter in the past three years, while admitting it to the fold last week.

“The state has to agree for Nandan’s cadre extension. Once their nod comes, we will decide on the issue of extending Nandan’s tenure as CMD as well as the terms of the extended tenure,” said a senior official. 

Musafir Namah Bureau



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