Prior to this, in June 2020, Dutt was appointed as Principal Secretary for the Health and Family Welfare Department of the Delhi government
The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Tuesday appointed Vikram Dev Dutt as Chairman and Managing Director of Air India Limited. He will get the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
Prior to this, in June 2020, Dutt was appointed as Principal Secretary for the Health and Family Welfare Department of the Delhi government. However, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal transferred the IAS officer of AGMUT 1993 batch and posted him as principal secretary of the Services department in March 2021.
In his stint as the Principal Secretary in Delhi government’s Health and Family Welfare Department, he pushed the government’s measures to contain the Covid-19 cases in the national capital.
Chanchal Kumar has now been appointed as Managing Director, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd.
Kumar, a 1992-batch IAS officer, is at present posted in his cadre state Bihar.
Meanwhile, certain reports indicated that Air India’s takeover by the Tata Group may be delayed by a month till January due to longer than usual completion of some procedures.
According to the deal, Tata’s would pay Rs 2,700 crore cash and takeover Rs 15,300 crore of the airline’s debt. The cash component would come once the handover process is completed. Of the 141 Air India aircraft that Tatas will get, 42 are leased planes, while the remaining 99 are owned.
(With Inputs From PTI)