Former Health Secretary Preeti Sudan appointed as a member of UPSC

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Preeti Sudan appointed as a member of UPSC

Preeti Sudan, a 1983 batch (retired) IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre and former health secretary, was administered the oath of office as a member of the UPSC on November 29. 

Important facts

  • Sudan also served in Women and Child Development and Defence Ministries.

  • In her cadre state Andhra Pradesh, she has held various positions in Finance and Planning, Disaster Management, Tourism and Agriculture departments.

  • In addition to serving in the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Sudan also served in the Ministry of Defence.

  • She also worked as a consultant for the World Bank.

  • In addition to initiating two major flagship programs in the country - Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Ayushman Bharat, her notable contributions include legislation on the National Medical Commission, the Allied Health Professional Commission, and a ban on e-cigarettes. 

  • In UPSC, a chairman heads the committee, which can have a maximum of 10 members.

  • At present the chairman of UPSC is Manoj Soni.

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