The appointment procedure for a new Controller General at the IPO is underway ! Last week, the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) issued a notice inviting applications for the post of Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM). You may read the notice here.
This also means that Chaitanya Prasad, the current CGPDTM will be leaving office soon. Chaitanya Prasad joined the IP Office in March 2012. He had succeeded the illustrious P.H. Kurien (who was credited for introducing a number of bold reforms at the Indian Patent Office).
Hat tip to Ankit Sahni for bringing this to our attention.