Sanjay Kumar (IAS) takes charge as Secretary of Department of School Education & Literacy

IAS officer Sanjay Kumar has taken over charge as Secretary of the Department of School Education & Literacy under the Ministry of Education on Thursday

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Sanjay Kumar (IAS) takes charge as Secretary of Department of School Education & Literacy

New Delhi: Sanjay Kumar (IAS) has taken over charge as Secretary of the Department of School Education & Literacy under the Ministry of Education on Wednesday. Prior to this, he was serving as Secretary of the Department of Youth Affairs under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Kumar is a 1990-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Bihar cadre. With his new assignment, he replaced Anita Karwal (IAS) upon her superannuation on November 30.

Pursuant to assuming charge, Kumar held a meeting with the senior officials of the Ministry in which he reviewed the functioning of the department, autonomous bodies and various schemes relating to school education. Discussions were held on the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020, capacity building of teachers, infrastructure in schools, and the upcoming Prime Minister’s interaction programme ‘Pariksha Pe Pariksha.’

Kumar said that he looks forward to contributing towards providing quality, accessible and affordable education to every student in the country.

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