Published On: Fri, Jan 29th, 2016

J S Deepak appointed new Telecom Secretary

New Delhi: J S Deepak was today appointed as the new Telecom Secretary, while Rakesh Garg, was  shifted to minority affairs ministry from telecom ministry.

Telecom Secretary J S Deepak

J S Deepak was today appointed as the new Telecom Secretary.

Aruna Sharma, a 1982 batch IAS MP cadre,was appointed the new IT secretary, replacing J S Deepak.

Deepak, an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1982 and hails from the UP cadre. He was previously additional secretary in the department of commerce prior to which he served as the joint secretary at the department of telecom.

Deepak is credited with successfully conducting the first ever e-auction of spectrum in 2010, which helped the government raise close to Rs 1.067 lakh crore and set the roadmap for future auction of natural resources.

At the commerce ministry, Deepak was India’s chief negotiator at the WTO and at the Regional Comprehensive Partnership which is a mega foreign trade agreement (FTA) including a total of 16 countries. He was also India chief negotiator for the India-EU .

As many as 10 new Secretaries have been appointed in various central government ministries and other organisations.

Krishan Kumar Jalan, who is Central Provident Fund Commissioner in Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, has been appointed as Ministry of Labour and Employment Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Shobhana K Pattanayak has been made the new Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, in place of Siraj Hussain, on his superannuation in the end of this month.

Avinash K Srivastava, a 1982 batch IAS officer, has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing, the release said. Srivastava is Special Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.

Vinod Agrawal, Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), has been made Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Shyam S Agarwal, Secretary of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST), has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs.

Tribal Affairs Secretary Arun Jha has been appointed new Secretary of NCSC. Agarwal has been given additional charge of NCST for a period of three months or till the appointment of a regular incumbent, it said.

TST

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