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Senior IAS officer Vikas Sheel appointed Executive Director, Asian Development Bank

India has appointed seven accomplished civil servants to crucial positions abroad, showcasing the country’s global engagement. Notably, Mr. Vikas Sheel, a seasoned bureaucrat, is now the Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, emphasizing India’s commitment to international development.

Vikas Sheel’s New Role at ADB

Vikas Sheel, a 1994-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, is now the Executive Director at ADB. He brings valuable experience from his current role as Additional Secretary and Mission Director of Jal Jeevan Mission, contributing to India’s representation at this prestigious institution.

Smita Sarangi as Adviser to the Executive Director, ADB

Smita Sarangi has been appointed as Adviser to the Executive Director at ADB in Manila, Philippines. Her expertise will play a vital role in India’s collaboration with ADB on important development initiatives.

Kalyan Revella’s Role in Beijing

Kalyan Revella, a senior bureaucrat, takes on the role of Counsellor (Economic) at the Embassy of India in Beijing. This appointment underlines India’s diplomatic and economic interests in China.

Senthil Pandian C’s New Role in Geneva

Senthil Pandian C, a 2002-batch IAS officer, is now the Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. This move highlights India’s commitment to participating actively in global trade discussions.

M Balaji’s Role in Brussels

M Balaji, a 2005-batch IAS officer, has been appointed as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Brussels. This appointment aims to strengthen India’s diplomatic ties with the European Union.

Parveen Kumar’s Role at IMF

Parveen Kumar, a 2004 batch Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) officer, is now the Adviser to the Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, USA. This reflects India’s active engagement in international financial institutions.

Tanu Singh’s Diplomatic Role at WTO, Geneva

Tanu Singh, a 2012-batch officer of the Indian Trade Service, is appointed as the First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of India to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, representing India’s interests in international trade negotiations.

Important Questions Related to Exams

Q1. Who has been appointed as the Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila from India?

A) Smita Sarangi
B) Kalyan Revella
C) Vikas Sheel
D) M Balaji

Q2. What is Vikas Sheel’s current role before becoming the Executive Director at ADB?

A) Counsellor (Economic)
B) Deputy Chief of Mission
C) Additional Secretary and Mission Director, Jal Jeevan Mission
D) Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the WTO

Q3. In which country and city has Smita Sarangi been appointed as Adviser to the Executive Director of ADB?

A) Geneva, Switzerland
B) Manila, Philippines
C) Beijing, China
D) Brussels, Belgium

Q4. What position does Kalyan Revella assume in the Embassy of India, Beijing?

A) Deputy Chief of Mission
B) Adviser to the Executive Director
C) Counsellor (Economic)
D) First Secretary

Q5. Where has Senthil Pandian C been appointed as Ambassador/Permanent Representative?

A) Brussels
B) Washington DC, USA
C) Beijing
D) Geneva

Kindly share your responses in the comment section.

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