New Delhi: Kumar Ram Krishna (IOFS) has been selected for the appointment as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Cooperation. As per a notification issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Krishan has been selected for the appointment under the Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) for a period of four years from the date of taking over charge of the post or until further orders, whichever event takes place earlier.
Krishna is an Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) service officer of 2011-batch. He was recommended for the Central deputation by the Ministry of Defence. “He may kindly be relieved of his duties immediately with instructions to take up his new assignment in the Ministry of Cooperation,” the order further read.
The Ministry of Cooperation is a newly formed ministry of the government. The ministry provides a separate administrative, legal, and policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement in the country. The ministry's creation was announced on July 6 along with its vision statement of 'Sahkar se Samriddhi' (Prosperity from cooperation). Before the creation of this ministry, the objectives of this ministry were looked after by the Ministry of Agriculture.