Published On: Tue, Nov 27th, 2018

IAS officer Sumanta Chaudhuri assumes charge as Coal Secretary

New Delhi: IAS officer Sumanta Chaudhuri took charge as Coal Secretary on Tuesday, an official said.

Senior IAS officer Sumanta Chaudhuri today took over the charge as Coal Secretary.

Chaudhuri, a 1985-batch officer from West Bengal cadre, had been named as coal secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on November 17.

He replaced Inder Jit Singh. The Department of Personnel and Training had earlier said that Singh would be given a new assignment.

The “outgoing Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Inder Jit Singh welcomed the new secretary, Tuesday,” the official said.

Prior to joining the coal ministry, Chaudhuri was the Managing Director at Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.

PTI

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