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Govt Appoints IAS Officers Priyanka Mary Francis & Nidhi Choudhary to Key NGMA Roles

In a recent announcement from the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India, Priyanka Mary Francis (IAS:2009:KN) has been appointed as the Director of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Bengaluru for a term of five years. This decision, endorsed by the competent authority, falls under the central staffing scheme and signifies a pivotal leadership addition to the cultural institution.

Simultaneously, Nidhi Choudhary (IAS:2012:MH) has been named the Deputy Secretary at NGMA Mumbai for a tenure of four years. This appointment aligns with the government’s commitment to fostering administrative excellence within the country’s art and cultural institutions.

The orders, issued on Saturday, April 13th, 2025, by the Department of Personnel and Training, emphasize the strategic vision behind these appointments and their importance within the central staffing framework.