New Delhi: Rajiv Jalota (IAS) has been assigned additional responsibility as Chairman of Mormugao Port Trust. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways for entrustment of the additional charge of the post of Chairperson (JS level) of Mormugao Port Trust to Jalota. According to a Personnel Ministry order, he has been assigned with the additional responsibility for a period of six months with effect from June 3, 2021, or till the post is filled up on regular basis or until further orders, whichever is the earlier.
Jalota is a 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Maharashtra cadre. He is currently serving as the Chairperson of Mumbai Port Trust, under the Ministry of Shipping. Prior to this, he was serving as Additional Chief Secretary in the Department of Higher and Technical Education of the state government of Maharashtra.
Jalota is a science graduate (MSc in Organic Chemistry) from Lucknow University. He has also done an MA in International Development Policy from the Duke University of USA. In his career spanning over three decades, he has held various important positions in the state government of Maharashtra which includes Collector of Yavatmal, Collector of Latur, Managing Director (MD) & CEO of SICOM India Limited (Mumbai), Commissioner of Employment and Self Employment, Additional Municipal Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM) among others.
Mormugao Port Trust (MPT)
Mormugao Port Trust is a port on the western coast of India, in the coastal state of Goa. Commissioned in 1885 on the site of a natural harbour, it is one of India's oldest ports. The port employs around 2,600 employees and has about 4,000 pensioners.
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