G Mohan Kumar appointed as new Defence Secretary

G Mohan Kumar, G Mohan Kumar IAS, Defence Secretary, Defence ministry, Radha Krishna Mathur, Senior IAS officer G Mohan Kumar
New Delhi : Senior IAS officer G Mohan Kumar on Friday has been appointed as new Defence Secretary by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet for a period of two years from the date of taking over the charge of the post.

Kumar is a 1979 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre and currently secretary in Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. He will take over from Radha Krishna Mathur, a 1977 batch Manipur-Tripura cadre IAS officer, who completes his two year tenure on May 28.

Kumar has served in Commerce Ministry and also worked as Additional and Special Secretary in Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation between 2010 and September 2013.

Kumar, who hails from Kerala, has also served as Steel Secretary before taking over as Secretary in Department of Defence Production on September 1, 2014.

The appointment comes as a birthday gift for Kumar who was to turn 60 on May 27 and possibly retire at the end of this month.

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