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Shefali Juneja to Represent India in the council of ICAO

Senior Bureaucrat Shefali Juneja was appointed as the Representative of India (JS Level) in the council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Montreal, Canada.
Shefali Juneja to Represent India in the council of ICAO

About Shefali Juneja:

  • She is a 1992 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre) and is currently serving as the Joint Secretary in Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • She has been appointed to the 'Representative of India' post in the council of ICAO, Montreal, Canada.
  • Her tenure as a representative will be for a period of three years.
  • She will replace senior IAS officer Alok Shekhar who was selected for this post in October 2015.

About the International Civil Aviation Organisation:

  • It is a specialized agency of the United Nations, charged with coordinating and regulating international air travel.
  • ICAO was established in 1944 by the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).
  • It is headquartered in Quartier International of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Its objective is to manage the administration and governance of the Chicago Convention.

About the ICAO Council:

  • It is composed of 36 member states, who are elected for a 3-year term.
  • Council's member states are chosen under three headings:
    1. States of chief importance in air transport
    2. States which make the largest contribution to the provision of facilities for air navigation
    3. States whose designation will ensure that all major areas of the world are represented in the council 

Question:

Q. Which Senior Bureaucrat was appointed as the Representative of India (JS Level) in the council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Montreal, Canada?
a. Shilpa Juneja
b. Rupali Juneja
c. Sunita Juneja
d. Shefali Juneja
Shefali Juneja to Represent India in the council of ICAO Shefali Juneja to Represent India in the council of ICAO Reviewed by Neha on June 22, 2019 Rating: 5

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