The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra as the chairman of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). According to an official order, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the Tourism Ministry’s proposal to split the post of chairman and managing director of India Tourism Development Corporation into chairman, ITDC, and managing director (MD), ITDC.
IAS officer GKV Rao will hold the post of managing director of ITDC. “ACC has approved the proposals of the Ministry of Tourism of splitting of the post of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) into two posts of Chairman, ITDC and Managing Director (MD) ITDC; Appointment of Dr Sambit Patra as Part-Time Non-Executive Director and Chairman of ITDC for a period of three years from the date of assumption of charge, or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” the order stated.
It also continued the tenure of 1990 batch IAS officer Ganji Kamala V. Rao to the post of MD, ITDC, till further orders. Earlier, Patra had served as an independent Director of ONGC.