New Delhi, Apr.23: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of tenure of Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman, Space Commission beyond 29.08.2014 and till 31.12.2014, on functional grounds and in public interest.
Dr.Radhakrishnan is also chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and chairman of the board of management, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.
He has also served as the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram.
He is a life fellow of the Indian Geophysical Union and is also an accomplished vocalist (Carnatic music) and Kathakali artist.
Dr.Radhakrishnan took charge as ISRO Chairman Oct er 31, 2009, succeeding G. Madhavan Nair. He is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan. (ANI)