IFS officer Anshuman Gaur has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Vice President Hamid Ansari.
He will replace Nagesh Singh, who has been sent back to his cadre -- Ministry of External Affairs.
Gaur, a 2001-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, has been appointed OSD for a period of five years or on co-terminus basis with the Vice President's tenure, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved premature repatriation of Singh, a 1995 batch IFS officer. Singh was working as OSD to the Vice President.
Singh will be eligible for another central deputation only after July 26, 2020, it said.