Latest Appointments in February 2020

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Appointments in different fields and sectors have become frequently asked topics in the General Awareness section. Therefore, it is very important to be aware of the appointments of at least six months. Questions of 2 to 3 marks can be asked from this topic in the exam. This will be useful for all the upcoming exams like SBI Clerk, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL 2019 and NABARD Grade A 2020 along with other competitive examinations I have already provided New appointments in January 2020. In today’s article, Latest Appointments in February 2020 has been given in the table below:

List of New appointments in February 2020

Person Name Designation
M. Ajit Kumar Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
Lieutenant General YK Joshi General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command
Lt General (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, Rajendra Singh and Krishna Vatsa National Disaster Management Authority
Rajiv Bansal Chairman and Managing Director of Air India
Debashis Panda Secretary, Department of Financial Services
Anjani Rathore Chief Digital Officer of HDFC Bank

Alok Sharma United Kingdom New Business Minister
Rishi Sunak UK’s Finance Minister
Priti Patel Home Minister in the British Cabinet
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das President of Ram Mandir Trust
Abhay Kumar Singh CMD of NHPC

On January 30, 2020, Muttoli Ajit Kumar has been appointed as the Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). He is a 1984 batch IRS Officer and is currently serving as Principal Chief Commissioner of GST and Central Excise. M Ajit Kumar is an M Sc in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford. He also has MA, LLB from Delhi University and a Programme on Corporate Taxation and Advocacy from Duke University under his belt.

About CBIC:

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is the nodal national agency in charge of administering Customs, GST, Central Excise, Service, Tax and Narcotics in India. It was established on January 26, 1944. It is one of the oldest government bodies in India and is a part of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.

Anjani Rathore:

 Anjani Rathore has been appointed as its Chief Digital Officer by HDFC Bank on 9th Feb 2020. Previously, he used to serve as the Chief Information Officer in Bharti Airtel. Anjani Rathore is an IIT’ian and also holds a post-graduate diploma in management from IIM-Calcutta.

Debashis Panda

Debashis Panda, 1987 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre has been appointed as the Secretary, Department of Financial Services on February 13, 2020, by the Government of India.

Rajiv Bansal

Rajiv Bansal, 1988 batch IAS officer of Nagaland cadre has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India on February 13, 2020, by the Government of India.

Rishi Sunak:

Rishi Sunak has been appointed as UK’s Finance Minister on February 13, 2020. He is the Son-in Law of Narayana Murthy (Infosys co-founder). He replaced Pakistani Chancellor Sajid Javid. 

Mahant Nritya Gopal Das has been elected as the President of Ram Mandir Trust. The trust also includes Nripendra Misra (former principal secretary of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi) as the Head of the Temple Construction Committee and Champat Rai as the General Secretary.

Abhay Kumar Singh:

On February 24, 2020, Abhay Kumar Singh has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of NHPC Limited, a Miniratna hydropower PSU under the Ministry of Power by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). He was recommended to this post by the PESB panel on August 20, 2019. Earlier, he was serving as Executive Director in the same organization. He was also acting as a Nominee Director in Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Development Corporation Limited.

Abhay Kumar Singh has done Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (formerly Regional Engineering College, Durgapur). He started his career in 1985 as Probationary Executive in NHPC, Tanakpur.

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