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Govt curtails tenure of Chief Liaison Officer of SAARC varsity

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Senior diplomat Thanglura Darlong was today called back to his parent cadre before completion of his tenure as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in South Asian University, according to an official order.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the premature repatriation of Darlong, a 1988-batch officer of Indian Foreign Service, OSD/Chief Liaison Officer, South Asian University, New Delhi to his parent cadre, the order issued by the personnel ministry said.

The ACC had in October 2015 approved his appointment as the Chief Liaison Officer for three years.

The South Asian University has been established by eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Co- operation (SAARC) -- India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The university, which started its operations from the academic year 2010, offers post-graduate and doctoral programmes in various disciplines including development economics, computer science, biotechnology, mathematics, sociology, international relations and law.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 7:20 PM IST

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