New Delhi: Prashant Kumar Panda (IAS) has been selected for appointment as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, an official order said on Tuesday. According to the order from the Department of Personnel (DoPT), he has been selected for 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 is earlier. "He may kindly be relieved of his duties immediately with instructions to take up his new assignment in the Ministry of Defence," the order added.
Panda is a 2008-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the AGMUT cadre. He was recommended for the Central deputation by the Ministry of Home Affairs. He was serving as Additional Commissioner, East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC).
Ministry of Defence (MoD)
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