Neelam Kapoor appointed director general of SAI

Highlights: 

  • Senior bureaucrat Neelam Kapoor was today appointed director general of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), according to an official order.
  • Kapoor, a 1982 batch officer of the Indian Information Service (IIS), is at present the Principal Director General of the Directorate of Field Publicity.
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved her appointment to the post till her superannuation, i.e. July 31, 2019, the order of the personnel ministry read.
  • Kapoor was the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau in the UPA government. 
  • As PIB chief, she was in-charge of information officers attached to every central government ministry.