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IIS officers’ unsuccessful bid to be secy to Prez Pranab

Two press officers and Indian Information Service cadres, Archana Dutta and DS Malik, met same fate last week.

delhi Updated: Aug 05, 2012 22:37 IST

Two press officers and Indian Information Service cadres, Archana Dutta and DS Malik, met same fate last week.

Despite their eagerness, both officers could not become press secretary to President Pranab Mukherjee. Dutta was the press secretary at Rashtrapati Bhavan during the tenure of Pratibha Patil but had to go out as she completed five years there. Malik served Mukherjee in finance ministry but couldn't make it to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Malik's junior in North Block, Shamima Siddiqui, however, joined Mukherjee's new team and will work under Venu Rajamony, the new press secretary to the President.

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