Ajit Seth To Lead India’s Government Senior Selection Board

By on 18/08/2015

Former Indian cabinet secretary Ajit Seth has been appointed chair of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB), which advises the government on senior appointments.

Seth stepped down from his cabinet post on 13 June this year.

He had taken over as Cabinet Secretary on 14 June, 2011 with a two-year fixed tenure until 13 June, 2013, but he had his tenure extended several times, most recently with a six-month extension in December last year.

Seth will remain in his new role for three years, until he turns 65, the Statesman reports.

He is replacing Atul Chaturvedi, who has completed his tenure.

The PESB advises the government on appointments to their top management posts and is tasked with giving priority to internal candidates.

The organisation states on its website: “Unless markedly better candidates are available from outside, internal candidates will be preferred for appointment to board level posts.”

About Winnie Agbonlahor

Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World - the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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