Dr Dash is new Secretary, Ex-Servicemen Welfare

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New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) Dr Satyanarayana Dash has taken over as Secretary of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, set up in the Defence Ministry for rehabilitation of the country's large ex-servicemen workforce.

The move will give a boost to ex-Servicemen's Welfare, thus fulfilling an agenda in the United Progressive Front (UPA) government's National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP).

He will be responsible for issues related to ex-servicemen welfare, Directorate General of Resettlement and Kendriya and Rajya Sainik Boards.

A 1973 Kerala Cadre IAS officer, Dr Dash has served as Principal Adviser in the Planning Commission till last month. In a career spanning over three decades, Dr Dash, 57, has a varied administrative experience, serving in capacities such as MD, Travancore Titanium Products Ltd, Director of Scheduled Castes Development Board and Member (Finance), NHAI.

This is the first time the department is being headed by a separate Secretary-level officer.

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