Pradip Kumar Tripathi, an IAS officer of 1987-batch of Jammu & Kashmir cadre, has been given additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, with immediate effect. Since June 1, 2020, Tripathi is serving as Secretary, Ministry of Steel. Tripathi will serve the textiles ministry till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Tripathi had served as Special Secretary and Establishment officer in Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Arvind Kumar Sharma, who was given additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, at the beginning of this month, took voluntary retirement (VRS) to play a bigger role in the government outside the civil service. He is among the 10 candidates fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the Legislative Council election in Uttar Pradesh.

The post of Secretary, Textiles is vacant since Ravi Capoor's Central deputation ended on December 31, 2020.

Published On : 19-01-2021

Source : Fibre 2 Fashion

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