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Srivastava is new AAI boss

The government had announced Srivastava’s appointment on December 19 for five years. Srivastava is a 1984-batch Jharkhand-cadre IAS officer.

Raheja, a board member (Planning), was in charge of the post since late August last year.
The post of chairman was lying vacant after the then UPA government terminated midway the six-month extension to the then chairman V P Aggarwal and gave additional charge to Alok Sinha, who was working as joint secretary in the Civil Aviation Ministry at that time.

The selection board had interviewed 10 senior officials including Srivastava for the post of AAI chairman on September 25 last year. Srivastava has a Master’s Degree in Physics from Benares Hindu University, an M. Phil. in Physics from Delhi University and also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi.

In his address to AAI board members, Srivastava touched upon the measures to be taken for expenditure control, bringing discipline, introduction of technology driven system particularly in the security apparatus. He highlighted the importance of wearing the uniform at work place and display the name badge. It should be enforced with immediate effect. At the end, he encouraged participative management within the organisation as well as by involving all the stakeholders at various levels and complimented the members for good work done by them so far
On January 3, Millennium Post had published this story with a wrong picture. It was an editorial error for which we extend our sincerest apologies.

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