special news break story for VAARTHA
WILL PULOK CHATTERJEE RETURN TO PRIME MINISTER OFFICE?
By R Rajagopalan
Presence of Pulok Chatterjee in New Delhi has fuled a speculation
amongst top bureaucrats that the 1974 IAS batch officer may be pulled
out of his present assignment as Executive Director World Bank and
brought back to PMO as Secretary to Prime Minister. And steadily
Pulok would be assigned as Union Cabinet Secretary say in early next
year. He has been as a part of his official work, meeting Finance
Minister Pranab Mukherjeee, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh
and paid a courtesy call on Sonia Gandhi recently.
He was on an official visit to review the WB projects in Bangla Desh.
Using his long distance visit, staying in Delhi for more updated
briefings on Union Budget.
Having served as District Magistrate of Rae Bareily Pulok has earned
confidence of Rajiv Gandhi and thus now Sonia Gandhi. A career
bureaucrat had handled crucial subjects in National Advisory Council.
Pulok Chatterjee was secretary Sonia Gandhi and was for five years in
PMO asAdditional Secretary to Dr Manmohan Singh
Absence of Pulok is now being felt by 7 Race Course Road and 10 Janpath
He is a close confidant of both leaders. Hence he is likely to be
asked to return to Delhi.in his mid tenure as ED of World Bank.