Pulock Chatterji, Secretary in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Office, has been appointed as the new executive director of World Bank for a term of three years beginning February 1, 2009.
Chatterji, an IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, would take over from Dhanendra Kumar, an official spokesperson said.
Kumar, a 1968 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, was to retire on October 31. However, he has been granted an extension till January 31, next year.
The name of Chatterji and extension of Kumar's services was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister.