Rajesh Kumar Singh takes charge as DPIIT secretary
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Senior IAS officer Rajesh Kumar Singh on 25th April assumed the charge of secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
An overview of the news
Singh has replaced Anurag Jain, who was appointed secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
Prior to this, Singh was the Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
Singh is an Indian Administrative Service officer of 1989 Batch from Kerala cadre.
He has held many important positions in the Union Government as Commissioner - DDA, Joint Secretary - Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Joint Secretary - Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare and Chief Vigilance Officer – Food Corporation of India.
About Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)
In the year 2019, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) was renamed as Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
It is administered by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
It is a nodal government agency to formulate and implement development strategies for the industrial sector, along with other socio-economic objectives and national priorities.
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