V. Vidyavathi becomes new DG of Archaeological Survey of India

IAS officer V. Vidyavathi is appointed as the new Director-General of Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) effective from 12th May 2020. She is a 1991 batch Karnataka cadre officer.

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Vidyavathi will be serving in the rank of Additional Secretary to the Government of India. Her appointment is confirmed by the order of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Archaeological Survey of India(ASI)Founder: Alexander Cunningham.
  • Archaeological Survey of India(ASI)Founded: 1861.
  • Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) Headquarters: New Delhi.

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