Change is inevitable
The last month saw big rejigs at major government offices, especially the ones related to tourism. It’s only been a few months since Rashmi Verma joined as the new Tourism Secretary and now MOT has another new face with Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam taking charge. In fact, the ministry has also seen the inclusion of a new Director General, Satyajeet Rajan. Another major change of office happened with Air India CMD, Ashwani Lohani becoming the Chairman of Railway Board, replacing A. K. Mittal who reportedly resigned owing moral responsibility of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh. While Lohani goes back to Railways, where he has had many achievements to his credit before, joining in his place is Rajiv Bansal as the CMD of Air India at least for the next three months. This change is crucial, especially when the government is looking at the disinvestment of the national carrier. However, with new names there are new expectations, and we hope that all of them work towards making India as incredible as we want to see it.