The tenure of L.C. Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), has been extended by one year. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet approved the extension, beyond September 1, 2019, according to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
Goyal, a 1979-batch former IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, had served as Home Secretary. Goyal had in 2015 sought retirement, 17 months ahead of schedule, for personal reasons. Set up in 1977, the ITPO is the nodal trade promotion agency and functions under the supervision of the Commerce Ministry.