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MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay appointed joint secretary in PMO

Gopal Baglay replaces Vinay Mohan Kwatra who has been named India’s ambassador to France.

india Updated: Jul 21, 2017 20:31 IST
The official spokesperson of the external affairs ministry, Gopal Baglay, is a 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer.
The official spokesperson of the external affairs ministry, Gopal Baglay, is a 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer. (Arun Sharma/HT File Photo)

Senior diplomat and external affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay was on Friday appointed as joint secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.

He has been appointed in place of Vinay Mohan Kwatra, who has been already named as India’s Ambassador to France.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved Baglay’s appointment to the post for three years, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

Baglay is a 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer.

The ACC has also approved that Kwatra and Baglay would work together in the PMO for an overlapping period of two weeks to facilitate smooth transition of work, it said.