Rajeev Nayan Choubey on Friday took over as the new Civil Aviation Secretary. Choubey, a 1981-batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, took over the charge at the Ministry from V Somasundaran from 05 June 2015, Ministry officials said.
He is the third Civil Aviation Seceratry at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan after the formation of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre in May last year. Prior to becoming the Civil Aviation Secretary, Choubey was Additional Secretary in the Power Ministry.
Somasundaran, a 1979-batch Kerala cadre IAS officer, who had joined the Civil Aviation ministry last September has been shifted to the Ministry of Women and Child Development as its Seceratry.