DELHI: Rajiv Takru, until now Additional Secretary in the
Information and Broadcasting Ministry, has been transferred
to the Department of Health and Family Welfare as Additional
Secretary and Financial Adviser.
appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the
appointment in place of Ravinder Kumar Jain, IAS, on his relinquishing
the charge of the post.
Takru, an Indian Administrative Officer from Gujarat Cadre
from the 1979 batch, had on 13 October 2010 assumed charge
as Additional Secretary in the I&B Ministry in place of
Uday Kumar Verma, an IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh in the
1976 batch, who came back to the Ministry early this year
also held charge as CEO in Prasar Bharati when then CEO BS
Lalli was suspended on corruption charges, until new CEO Jawahar
Sircar tool over earlier this year.
Prior to his appointment in I&B, Takru was Director General
of National Institute of Fashion Technology under the Ministry
has served in various capacities at both the Centre and State
in various Departments/Ministries such as Defence, Textiles,
Finance & Revenue, Commerce, Urban Development and Tourism.
graduate in mechanical engineering, he also served as Deputy
Director at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, Mussourie during
the period 1988- 1992.