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Devendra Chaudhary appointed Secretary to Dept. of Administrative reforms

PTI 13 Jun 2015, 13:41:09 PM IST

New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Devendra Chaudhary has been appointed as Secretary in the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).

Chaudhary, a 1981-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, is presently working as Special Secretary in the Power Ministry.

He will join DARPG as Special Secretary and take over as Secretary following the superannuation of incumbent Alok Rawat.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the appointment of Chaudhary as Special Secretary in DARPG through the temporary upgrading of the post of Additional Secretary in the department, an official order said.

Chaudhary will take over as Secretary of DARPG and Department of Pensions and Pensioners' Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after Rawat relinquishes his charge upon superannuation, it said.

Rawat, a 1977-batch Sikkim-cadre IAS officer, retires next month-end.