Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer Ravi Kota has been transferred to Washington DC as the new Minister (Economic) in the Indian Embassy.
Kota, a 1993 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, is currently serving as joint secretary in the 15th Finance Commission under the Department of Economic Affairs.
Senior bureaucrat Kota was earlier serving as principal resident commissioner of Assam Bhawan in New Delhi. He also served as principal secretary to the Finance department, in the Assam government.
The appointment committee of the cabinet on Thursday approved the appointment.
The cabinet committee also appointed six other officers in different locations. Interestingly, two members of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), senior IAS officers Rajiv Topno and Brajendra Navnit, have also been appointed to the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), respectively.
Appointments of Topno and Navnit assume significance as both the organisations have been playing a key role in helping developing economies recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and revive global trade.
Topno has been appointed senior advisor to the Washington-based World Bank, and Navnit as the Ambassador to the Permanent Mission for India (PMI) at the WTO in Geneva.