New Delhi: Abhishek Kumar Singh (IFoS) has been selected for appointment as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Pharmaceuticals under the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), he has been selected for the appointment under the Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) for a period of four years from the date of taking over charge of the post or until further orders, whichever event takes place earlier.
Singh is a 2009 batch officer of the Indian Forest Service (IFoS) of Chhattisgarh. He was recommended for Central deputation by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. “He may kindly be relieved of his duties immediately with instructions to take up his new assignment in the Department of Pharmaceuticals,” the order further read.
Department of Pharmaceuticals
The Department of Pharmaceuticals was created on July 1, 2008, in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers with the objective of placing greater focus and thrust on the development of the pharmaceutical sector in the country and to regulate various complex issues related to pricing and availability of medicines at affordable prices, research and development, protection of intellectual property rights and international commitments related to the pharmaceutical sector which required integration of work with other ministries.
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