New Delhi: Giridhar Aramane (IAS) assumed the office of Defence Secretary on Tuesday. Before taking charge, Aramane laid a wreath at 'National War Memorial' in New Delhi and paid homage to the fallen heroes. He saluted the bravehearts who sacrificed their lives while protecting the nation.
"We draw inspiration from these bravehearts and promise to work towards fulfilling their dream of making India a safe & prosperous country," Aramane said during his visit to the National War Memorial.
The Central Govt has also assigned additional responsibility as Secretary of Department of Defence Production. According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), the Competent Authority has approved assignment of the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Defence Production to Aramane. He has been given charge of the with immediate effect and till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Aramane is a 1988 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre. In his 32 years of experience, Aramane has held various important portfolios in the Central Government as well as the Andhra Pradesh government. Prior to his current assignment, Aramane was Secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
Earlier, he was Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat. Apart from Cabinet Secretariat, Aramane looked after Exploration Division in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and was Executive Director in-charge of inspections in Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority.
In the Andhra Pradesh Government, Aramane had served as Principal Secretary in Urban Development Department; Managing Director of AP State Finance Corporation and Secretary (Finance Department). He also held the post of the Collector & DM of Chittoor and Khammam districts.
Aramane did B Tech in Civil Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and M Tech from IIT-Madras. He is MA (Economics) from Kakatiya University, Warangal.