Dammu Ravi (IFS) appointed as Secretary (Economic Relations) in the MEA

  • ACC has appointed Dammu Ravi (IFS) as Secretary (Economic Relations) Ministry of External Affairs
  • Senior diplomat Ravi is an IFS officer of 1989-batch, currently serving as the OSD (Europe & COVID-19), MEA

New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Dammu Ravi (IFS) as Secretary (Economic Relations) Ministry of External Affairs on Monday. He has been appointed to the post in place of Rahul Chhabra (IFS), who set to superannuate on July 31.

Ravi an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of 1989-batch. Currently, he is serving as the Officer of Special Duty (Europe & COVID-19) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Ravi is a senior diplomat of India. He has served in Indian Missions abroad in Mexico, Cuba, Brussels in various capacities from 1991 to 2001. He served at Headquarters in the Ministry of External Affairs as Director in the West Europe Division and also as Director of UN Division from 2001 to 2006. He was on deputation as Private Secretary to Minister of Tourism and Culture from March 2006 to May 2009. He was Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs responsible for India’s relations with Latin America and Caribbean countries from November 2009 to November 2013.


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Ministry of External Affairs

The Ministry of External Affairs of India is the government agency responsible for maintaining the foreign relations of India. It is headed by the Minister of External Affairs, a cabinet minister. The administrative head is the Foreign Secretary of India, an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS).

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