New Delhi: Shrikant Walgad (IAS) has been given additional charge as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of BEML Limited, a Miniratna Defence PSU under the Ministry of Defence. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), the government has approved the proposal for the entrustment of the additional charge of the post of CVO of BEML to Shrikant Walgad. He has been given the additional charge of the post for a period of three months with effect from January 4, or till the appointment of a regular CVO or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Walgad is a 1991-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Haryana cadre. He is currently serving as CVO of BEL since April 2019.
Walgad completed his BE in Electronics & Communications from the Karnataka Regional Engineering College (now NITK Surathkal), Mangalore University, in 1986. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM) from IIM-Bangalore.
On completion of his IAS training, Walgad was posted as Sub Divisional Magistrate of Ellenabad/Bhiwani, Haryana. He subsequently worked in various capacities, acquiring rich experience in district administration, law and order, rural and urban development and land revenue management while serving as Additional District Collector of Sirsa/Sonepat and Jhajjar, and District Collector of Jhajjar and Bhiwani in Haryana, and Kodagu, Karnataka.
As Registrar Magistrate of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, he gained first-hand experience in the areas of higher education and human resource development. During his tenure as Joint Secretary, Haryana Sector, he handled general administration and personal management. He had also served in different areas of Haryana Urban Development administration, like Urban Development, Rural Development, Election management, Housing and Environment.
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