Giridhar Aramane assumes the office of Defence Secretary

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Giridhar Aramane

Giridhar Aramane, a 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, assumed the office of Defence Secretary on 1 November, 2022.

Important facts

  • In his 32 years of experience in the IAS, Armane has held several important positions in the Central Government as well as in the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

  • He will take over the top post after Ajay Kumar retires at the end of October.

  • Prior to his current assignment, Armane was Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

  • He was Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat.

  • Apart from the Cabinet Secretariat, he looked after the Exploration Division in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and was the Executive Director in charge of Inspection in the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority.

  • In the Andhra Pradesh Government, He had served as Principal Secretary in Urban Development Department, Managing Director of State Finance Corporation and Secretary (Finance Department).

  • Armane has done B Tech in Civil Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and M Tech from IIT, Madras.

  • He has also done MA (Economics) from Kakatiya University, Warangal.

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