New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Bishwadip Dey (IFS) as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Atomic Energy. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Dey has been appointed to the post for a period of three years from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders. With his new assignment, Dey will replace Jayant N Khobragade (IFS).
Dey is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 2001-batch. He is currently serving as the next High Commissioner of India to Montserrat. Prior to his current assignment, he was serving as High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Dey completed his early education at Dalhousie Public School and Pitts Gomia School, Bokaro. After graduating with BA (Political Science), Dey completed LLB and LLM from Delhi University. He also obtained Post Graduate Diplomas in International Law, International Institutions, International Human Rights, Refugee Law and Humanitarian Laws from the Indian Society for International Law (ISIL). He also received a Certificate from UNITAR for the course on Negotiation Skills.
The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is a department under the Prime Minister of India with headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was established in 1954 by a Presidential Order. DAE has been engaged in the development of nuclear power technology, applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry and basic research. DAE comprises five research centres, three industrial organisations, five public sector undertakings and three service organisations. It has under its aegis two boards for promoting and funding extramural research in nuclear and allied fields, mathematics and a national institute (deemed university).