Latest Appointments in 2021 | List of Appointments in India 2021 and International Appointments 2021


Appointments on significant positions are important from exam point of view. In the given article, appointments from January 2021- December 2021 have been covered. 

Appointments in January 2021

Name of the Person


Suneet Sharma*

Chairman & CEO of Railway Board

Soma Mondal

Chairman of SAIL

Chairperson of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE)

Pankaj Mithal

Chief Justice of J&K and Ladakh high court

Umesh Sinha

Deputy Election Commissioner

Alexander Ellis

British High Commissioner to India

Sanjay Kapoor

President of the All India Chess Federation (AICF)

Ashish Pethe

Chairman of All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council

Sudhanshu Dhulia

Chief Justice of the Guwahati High Court

Siddhartha Mohanty

Managing Director of LIC

Swaminathan Janakiraman and Aswini Kumar Tewari

MDs of SBI

Lt General Chandi Prasad Mohanty

Vice Chief of Army Staff

RS Sharma

CEO of Ayushman Bharat

Appointments in February 2021

Name of the Person


Bhavya Lal

Acting chief of staff of NASA

GS Bedi

Director General (Inspection & Safety) at Air Head Quarters

SN Subrahmanyan

Chairman of National Safety Council

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director General of WTO

Karim Khan

Prosecutor of International Criminal Court (ICC)

Mario Draghi

Prime Minister of Italy

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director-General of International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Preeti Sinha

Executive Secretary of the UN Capital Development Fund

N. Venudhar Reddy

Principal Director General of All India Radio News

Seiko Hashimoto

President of Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee

Pravas Kumar Singh

Member of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

Vijay Sampla

Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)

Ligia Noronha

UN Assistant Secretary-General

Appointments in March 2021

Name of the Person


Tarun Bajaj

Secretary to Department of Revenue

R Hari Kumar

Chief of Western Naval Command

Jaideep Bhatnagar

Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau

Matam Venkata Rao

MD and CEO of Central Bank of India

Kuldiep Singh

Director-General (DG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

Naureen Hassan

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Federal Reserve Bank of New York

GP Samanta

Chief Statistician of India

Harsh Vardhan

Chairman of 'Stop TB Partnership Board'

Arindam Bagchi

Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs

Sanjeev Kumar

Chairman of Airports Authority of India

Appointments in April 2021

Name of the Person


Mukhmeet S Bhatia

Director-General of Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)

Mallika Srinivasan

Chairperson of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)

Subhash Kumar


Dr. Chintan Vaishnav

Mission Director for AIM

Urjit Patel

Additional Director of Britannia

Ali Raza Rizvi

Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises

Jatindra Nath Swain

Secretary, Department of Fisheries

Anjali Bhawra

Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Anil Kumar Jha

Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs

DGP Shabir Hussein

Anti-Corruption Unit chief of BCCI

Sushil Chandra

Chief Election Commissioner of India

Anup Chandra Pandey

Election Commissioner

S Ramann

SIDBI’s new Chairman and Managing Director

Siddharth Singh Longjam

Director General of NADA

Rekha Menon

Chairperson of NASSCOM

Arun Raste


T V Somanathan

Finance Secretary

Amit Banerjee

CMD of BEML Limited

GC Murmu

External auditor for OPCW

Lt Gen Manjinder Singh

Chief of Staff, Western Command

Appointments in May 2021

Name of the Person


Amitabh Chaudhry

MD & CEO of Axis Bank

Vaishali S Hiwase

First woman officer for a road project along border with China

T Rabi Sankar

Deputy Governor of RBI

Justice P C Pant

Acting chairperson of NHRC

Mamata Banerjee

Chief Minister of West Bengal

N Rangasamy

Chief Minister of Puducherry

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Chief Minister of Assam

Padmakumar M Nair

CEO of National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited (NARCL)

Jose J. Kattoor

Executive Director of RBI

Pinarayi Vijayan

Chief Minister of Kerala

Samant Kumar Goel

RAW chief

Arvind Kumar

Intelligence Bureau Chief

Subodh Kumar Jaiswal

Director of CBI

Jagjit Pavadia

President of International Narcotics Control Board

B V R Subrahmanyam

Commerce Secretary

Appointments in June 2021

Name of the Person


Kuldeep Singh

National Investigation Agency (NIA) Chief

Vice Admiral Kiran Deshmukh

Controller Warship Production and Acquisition

Lt Gen Ajai Singh

Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN)

J B Mohapatra

Interim chairman of CBDT

Justice Arun Mishra

Chairperson of NHRC

Paresh B Lal

Grievance officer of Whatsup

Dr Vinay K Nandicoori

Director of CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari

Vice Chief of Air Staff

Abdulla Shahid

President of 76th Session of UN General Assembly

Hitendra Dave

Chief Executive Officer of HSBC India

Ukhnaa Khurelsukh

President of Mongolia

Rebecca Grynspan

Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Satya Nadella

Chairman of Microsoft

Aashish Chandorkar

‘Counsellor’ in India's Permanent Mission in WTO

Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Member of high-level Advisory Group formed by World Bank and IMF

Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General (for second term)

Suresh N Patel

Central Vigilance Commissioner

Meenesh Shah

National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)'s executive director (Additional Charge)

KK Venugopal

Attorney General (Term extended)

Chandra Shekhar Ghosh

MD and CEO of Bandhan Bank (Reappointment)

Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog CEO (Term extended)

Appointments in July 2021

Name of the Person


Justice (Retd.) Shambhu Nath Srivastava

Chairman of IFUNA

Vivek Ram Chaudhari

Vice Chief of the Air Staff

Lt. Gen. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma

Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (Strategy)

B.R. Krishna

AOC-in-C of the Western Air Command

Satish Agnihotri

Managing Director of National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL)

KN Bhattacharjee

Lokayukta of Tripura

Thaawarchand Gehlot

Governor of Karnataka

Hari Babu Kambhampati

Governor of Mizoram

Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel

Governor of Madhya Pradesh

Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

Governor of Himachal Pradesh

PS Sreedharan Pillai

Governor of Goa

Satyadev Narayan Arya

Governor of Tripura

Bandaru Dattatraya

Governor of Haryana

Ramesh Bais

Governor of Jharkhand

Amit Shah

Minister of Cooperation

Dharmendra Pradhan

Education Minister and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Civil Aviation Minister

Kiren Rijiju

Law Minister

Hardeep Singh Puri

Minister for Petroleum and Housing and Urban Development

Anurag Singh Thakur

Information and Broadcasting Minister and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister

Sarbananda Sonowal

Ports and Shipping Minister and AYUSH Minister

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Railways, Communication and Electronics and IT Minister

Bhupender Yadav

Labour Minister

Ramchandra Prasad Singh

Steel Minister

Pashupati Kumar Paras

Food Processing Industries Minister

Dr Veerendra Kumar

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister

Narayan Rane

Minister for MSME

Parshottam Rupala

Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Raj Kumar Singh

Power Minister and Minister of New and Renewable Energy

Giriraj Singh

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj

G Kishan Reddy

Culture and Tourism Minister

Piyush Goyal

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles Minister

Meenakshi Lekhi

MoS in External Affairs and Culture Minister

N.S. Srinivasa Murthy

Honorary Consul General of Vietnam for Karnataka

Vinay Prakash

Resident Grievance Officer in India of Twitter

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Deputy Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha

Nasir Kamal

Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)

Basavaraj Bommai

23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka

Rakesh Asthana

Delhi Police Commissioner

Appointments in August 2021

Name of the Person


Deepak Das

Controller General of Accounts

SN Ghormade

Vice Chief of the Naval Staff

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Global brand ambassador of Italian luxury brand Bvlgari

Nikol Pashinyan

Prime Minister of Armenia

V M Kanade

Lokayukta of Maharashtra

Dhriti Banerjee

First woman chief of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)

Rekha Sharma

Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (term extended)

Rajiv Gauba

Cabinet Secretary (term extended)

Rajkummar Rao

Brand ambassador of Cashify

Kamlesh Kumar Pant

Chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)

Amrit Lal Meena

Additional Secretary (Logistics) of the Department of Commerce in Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Sudhir Garg


Additional Secretary of the National Disaster Management Authority

Jayant Sinha

Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor in Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Sanjiv Kumar

Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor in Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Sanjay Garg

Additional Secretary of the Department of Agricultural Research and Education and Secretary in Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Suman Sharma

Managing Director of Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited

Tanmay Kumar

Joint Secretary in Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and additional charge of chairman in Central Pollution Control Board

Apurva Chandra

Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

N K Singh

President of the Institute of Economic Growth

U. Raja Babu

Director of the Research Centre Imarat (RCI)

Nakul Chopra

Chief Executive Officer of Broadcast Audience Research Council India

La Ganesan

Governor of Manipur

Mansukh Mandaviya

Chairperson of Stop TB partnership Board

Abhay Kumar Singh

Joint secretary in the Ministry of Cooperation

Vijaya Lakshmi Nadendla and Priya Ranjan

Joint secretaries in the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Pramod Kumar Meherda

Managing Director in National Food Security Mission (NFSM)

Kavita Garg

Joint secretary in the Ministry of AYUSH

Vibhu Nayar

Executive Director of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO)

Sreekanth T

Deputy Election Commissioner

Ajay Kumar

Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India

Banwarilal Purohit

Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh

Appointments in September 2021

Name of the Person


Rajnish Kumar

Independent director of HSBC Asia

Pankaj Kumar Singh

29th Director General of Border Security Force

Sanjay Arora

DG of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

Jagannath Bidyadhar Mohapatra

Chairman of CBDT

P.P.K Ramacharyulu

Secretary-General of the Rajya Sabha

Cyrus Poncha

Vice-president of Asian Squash Federation from India

Fayez Abdullah S Al-Mutairi

Vice-president of the Asian Squash Federation from Kuwait

David Mui

Vice-president of the Asian Squash Federation from Korea

Harsha Bhupendra Bangari

MD of Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank)

Satish Parekh

President of International Road Federation (IRF) India

RN Ravi

Governor of Tamil Nadu

Lt Gen Gurmit Singh (retd)

Governor of Uttarakhand

Banwarilal Purohit

Governor of Punjab

Prof. Jagdish Mukhi

Governor of Nagaland

Sardar Iqbal singh

Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities

Jim Lanzone

Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo

Renate Nyborg

CEO of Tinder

Justice M. Venugopal

Acting Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) 

Appointments in October 2021

 Name of the Person


Kailash Satyarthi

Sustainable Development Goals Advocate

Air Marshal V R Chaudhari

Chief of Indian Air Force

Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh

Director General of National Cadet Corps (NCC)

E. R. Sheikh

Director-General of the Ordnance Directorate

P L Haranadh

Chairman of Paradip Port Trust

Sajjan Jindal

Chairman of World Steel Association

A K Goel

Chairman of Indian Banks Association

Amit Rastogi

Chairman and Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation

PK Garg

CEO of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)

Anita Anand


Defence Minister of Canada

Appointments in November 2021

 Name of the Person


Rajesh Gokhale

Secretary, Department of Biotechnology

Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan

Chief of Staff of the Western Naval Command

Sheel Vardhan Singh


Atul Karwal


Satya Narayan Pradhan

Director-General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

VVS Laxman

Head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA)

Vivek Johri

Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)

Parag Agrawal

Twitter's new CEO

Maj. Gen. Ahmed Naser al-Raisi

New President of INTERPOL

Admiral R Hari Kumar

25th Chief of the Naval Staff

Lt Gen Manoj Kumar Mago

34th Commandant of National Defence College (NDC)

Alka Upadhyaya

Chairman of NHAI

Gita Gopinath

Deputy Managing Director of the IMF

Sanjiv Mehta

Chairman, and MD of Hindustan Unilever

Shri Sunil Arora

Board of Advisers for International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

Olaf Scholz

Chancellor of Germany

Sourav Ganguly

ICC Men’s Cricket Committee Chairman

Appointments in December 2021

Name of the Person


Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta

Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command

Sanjay Bandopadhyay

Chairman of Inland Waterways Authority of India

Dharmendra S Gangwar

Secretary of Department of Border Management

Juthika Patankar

Secretary of the Central Information Commission

Anita Praveen

Special Secretary of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Amit Yadav

Additional Secretary of Department of Commerce

Ashish Srivastava

Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat

G Asok Kumar

Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga

Neelam Shammi

Central Provident Fund Commissioner of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation

Sanjiv Mehta

Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

Shri Sunil Arora

Board of Advisers for International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

Olaf Scholz

Chancellor of Germany

Catherine Russell

Executive Director of UNICEF

Gautam Raghavan

Head of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel

Gen M M Naravane

Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee

Pradeep Kumar Rawat

India’s next Ambassador to China

Mohit Jain

President of the Indian Newspaper Society

Atul Dinkar Rane

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BrahMos Aerospace Limited

Vice Admiral Puneet Bahl

Commandant of Indian Naval Academy

Pankaj Jain

New Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

Bharat Lal

Secretary to the Lokpal

Sanjay Kumar Singh

Secretary in the Ministry of Steel

Manoj Joshi

Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Narandran 'Jody' Kollapen

South Africa's highest judicial bench

Atul Kumar

MD & CEO of Punjab National Bank

Vikram Misri

Deputy National Security Advisor

Anupam Ray

Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament


*In January 2022, Vinay Kumar Tripathi has taken over Suneet Sharma as the Chairman and CEO of Railway Board. 



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