New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of tenure of Dr. Sivan K, Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman, Space Commission for a period of one year beyond 14 January 2021 till 14 January 2022 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Newsroom24x7 had said this well in advance on 26 November 2020. We quote: “Sivan has played his cards very well with the PMO. Surely it is game set and match for him.” Check Kunhikrishnan will be Chairman IN-SPACe: Stage set for extension to ISRO Chief K.Sivan
We had also published a report titled Is there a sinister plot to knock out merit in ISRO on 4 November 2020. We underscored: “Of late ISRO is abuzz with a lot of rumors regarding the impending extension of the present Chairman and the succession plan in case the Union Government decides on a change of guard. If one goes by media reports, there appears to be a sinister plan to sabotage both merit and seniority by killing two birds with one stone.”
Check what ISRO insiders and those in knowledgeable circles are saying on another extension of service for K. Sivan. Here’s a quote for example: “Dr. K. Sivan has been rewarded not because of his contribution to the space program during his tenure, but because of his pliant attitude to this Government’s arms twisting motive to the ISRO in favour of the private sector’s supplanting the original Indian space program maintained by ISRO.” – Check Reddit