Neelam Kapoor appointed SAI DG
New Delhi: Senior-most Indian Information Service officer Neelam Kapoor, who had served as UPA government's spokesperson, was on Wednesday appointed director general of Sports Authority of India (SAI).
The 1982 batch IIS officer is at present the Principal Director General of the Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP).
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved her appointment to the post till her superannuation, i.e. July 31, 2019, by upgrading the post to apex level, according to an order by the personnel ministry.
Kapoor was appointed the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau by the then UPA government in 2009. As PIB chief, she was in-charge of information officers attached to every central government ministry.