Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs


Author-diplomat Vikas Swarup, India’s current High Commissioner to Canada, has been appointed as Secretary in the Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs division, with effect from August 1.

According to a circular issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Vikas Swarup, (Indian Foreign Service officer of 1986 batch) High Commissioner in Ottawa, as Secretary (CPV & amp;OIA) in the Ministry of External Affairs with effect from 1-8-2019.”

He takes over from Sanjiv Arora, former envoy to Lebanon, who took over as Secretary (CPV & amp; OIA) on February 25. Read More

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