The government on Saturday appointed Sanjay Kothari, Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board, as Secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind.
Bharat Lal was appointed Joint Secretary to President-elect whereas senior journalist Ashok Malik has been named as Press Secretary to Ram Nath Kovind.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has cleared these appointments for an initial period of two years, it said.
Kothari, a 1978-batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, retired in June last year as DoPT secretary.
He was in November 2016 appointed as the chief of the government’s head-hunter the PESB.
Malik is at present Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation—a policy think tank.
Lal, a 1988-batch officer of Indian Forest Service, is at present Resident Commissioner of Gujarat government in Delhi.
With PTI inputs