Published On: Fri, Apr 10th, 2015

Health Secretary Sharma gets additional charge of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

New Delhi: Health Secretary Bhanu Pratap Sharma, on Thursday has been given additional charge of chairman, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Health Secretary Bhanu Pratap Sharma

Health Secretary Bhanu Pratap Sharma

The appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued order assigning additional charge to Sharma.

According to the ACC order, Sharma will hold the additional charge of chairperson, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), for three months beyond April 3.

Sharma, a 1981 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, was appointed Health Secretary on January 31, in place of Lov Verma, a 1978 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, who was shifted as Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

In another appointment, the ACC has appointed Sushma Suri on contract basis as additional secretary in the Department of Legal Affairs.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved her appointment for a year, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. She retired on March 31. Her one-year tenure will begin from this month.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the extension of J S Deepak, Additional Secretary in the Department of Commerce, up to six months.

Deepak, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, will have extended tenure from April 9 to October 8, 2015, the order said.

TST

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