Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s staunch loyalist former Member of Parliament Maj-Gen (retd) Bikram Singh Katoch was appointed as the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Himachal Pradesh Ex-Servicemen Corporation.

Congress leader from Hamirpur Anil Verma was nominated for the post of the Director of the Kangra Central Cooperative Bank. However, many Congress leaders were lobbying for these posts and name of former MLA Kuldeep Singh Pathania was making round.

With these latest appointments, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has again proved his sway in appointment to various boards and corporations by appointing his loyalists to the posts.