PSU Watch logo

| NTPC receives Rs 135 crore as 2nd interim dividend from APCPL |   | NHAI suffered a toll loss of Rs 2,731 crore due to farmers' protest |   | Govt hints coal crisis was caused by power sector’s failure to predict surge in demand |   | Decision on RINL privatisation not under reconsideration: Steel Minister in Lok Sabha |  

Apurva Chandra (IAS) appointed Information And Broadcasting Secretary

Currently working as the Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment senior IAS Apurva Chandra has been appointed Information And Broadcasting Secretary
Apurva Chandra (IAS) appointed Information And Broadcasting Secretary
Apurva Chandra (IAS) appointed Information And Broadcasting Secretary

New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat Apurva Chandra (IAS) has been appointed Information and Broadcasting secretary, a Personnel Ministry order said Thursday. Chandra, a 1988-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, is currently Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Chandra as secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the Personnel Ministry's order said.

Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare was holding the additional charge of the post of Information and Broadcasting secretary for over a year now.

Prior to this, Chandra was serving as Special Director General, Defence Acquisition, Ministry of Defence, a position where he played a key role in contributing towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat in terms of greater defence acquisition from domestic industry and at the same time keeping Defence Forces equipped with all its challenging requirements.

A civil engineer, Chandra obtained his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Masters’ in Structural Engineering from IIT Delhi.

Apurva Chandra (IAS) has served on the Board of Directors of Maharatna PSU, GAIL (India) and Petronet LNG. He also served as Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of HRD, Department of School Education & literacy from August 2011 to February 2013.

Chandra has spent more than seven years in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. He has been involved in framing policies with regard to fuel supplies to industries, supply logistics, transportation, storage & distribution of fuel products etc. He was directly associated with Natural Gas transportation infrastructure, setting up city gas distribution companies, LNG import terminals and allocation of gas to industries.

The senior bureaucrat has served on the Board of Directors of Maharatna PSU, GAIL (India) and Petronet LNG. He also served as Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of HRD, Department of School Education & literacy from August 2011 to February 2013.

ALSO READ

Between 2013 and 2017, he worked as Principal Secretary (Industries).

Chandra joined as Director General (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence from December 1, 2017, with the mandate of strengthening the Indian Armed Force by expediting the acquisition process.

He chaired the Committee to draft the new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP). The DAP 2020 has come into effect from October 1, 2020, and will go a long way in promoting Aatma Nirbhar Bharat while expediting procurement for the Armed Forces.

(PSU Watch- India's Business News centre that places the spotlight on PSUs, Bureaucracy, Defence and Public Policy is now on Google News. Click here to follow. Also, join PSU Watch Channel in your Telegram. You may also follow us on Twitter here and stay updated.)