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Arti Ahuja (IAS) gets additional charge as Secretary of Department of Fertilizers

IAS officer Arti Ahuja has been given additional charge as Secretary of the Department of Fertilizers

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New Delhi: IAS officer Arti Ahuja has been given additional charge as Secretary of the Department of Fertilizers. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Arti has been given additional charge of the post upon the superannuation of Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi (IAS) on June 30, till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Ahuja is a 1990-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Odisha cadre. Presently, she is serving as Secretary in the Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

She joined Indian Administrative Service in 1990 after completing her Masters’s in Economics and LLB. She has done Masters’s in Public Policy with a specialisation in Health Policies from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University and Masters’s in Public Health from Harvard University. She was a Member of the Independent Expert Group of the Global Nutrition Report, an independent Global Report brought out every year; and was also a Senior Honorary Research Associate at the Global Institute of Health, University College, London. She has written a number of articles for different Journals and Books.

She has a career spanning more than 30 years in the central government and the state. She has been Secretary in various departments in the State, such as Handloom & Handicrafts, Women & Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Tourism. Many of the system-level reforms brought in by her in the nutrition and health sectors were recognized as national best practices by independent national and global organisations.

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