The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Arun Kumar, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation as Director General in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Kumar, an IAS officer of Haryana cadre, was heading DGCA as an additional charge since June this year and has now been handed over a full-time charge. He spent time as joint secretary in the aviation ministry before being promoted as additional secretary and now DGCA chief. Kumar succeeds BS Bhullar, who held full-time charge of DGCA as chief from December 2016 to May 2019. Bhullar has now been appointed as chairman of Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA).