New Delhi: The National Advisory Council,
headed by Sonia Gandhi, is on a recruitment drive and has
appointed an IAS officer as its Joint Secretary.
After constituting a 14-member body, the high profile
council is now busy filling up staff vacancies.
Koppula Raju, a 1981 batch IAS officer, has been
appointed as Joint Secretary in the NAC for a period of five
years, official sources said.
The Union Cabinet has already sanctioned a 35-strong
staff including a Secretary level officer to the NAC,
constituted in March four years after Gandhi quit as its
Chairperson in the wake of the office-of-profit controversy.
The posts sanctioned include a Secretary, an Additional
Secretary and Joint Secretaries.
The Department of Personnel has now sought officials and
staff on deputation including two desk officers and personal
secretaries and personal assistants for NAC.
The NAC has been tasked to act as a link between the
government and the ruling coalition to monitor implementation
of various key flagship programmes.