Pradeep Kumar becomes new Defence Secretary

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New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Pradeep Kumar today took over as the Defence Secretary on the superannuation of Vijay Singh.

Kumar, IAS (Haryana Cadre) - 1972 batch, was till now working as Secretary (Defence Production) in the Ministry of Defence.

He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Masters in Economics and Social Studies from the University of Wales, UK.

Kumar has a rich and wide experience in the field of public administration and has held many senior positions in the Government of Haryana and Government of India.

He has worked as Director of Industries, Principal Secretary, Power, Irrigation, Science and Technology, Town and Country Planning and Urban Estates departments in the Government of Haryana.

He has also worked as Joint Secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Coal, Chairman, National Highways Authority of India and Secretary (Disinvestment) in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

Kumar has also served on the Boards of a number of leading PSUs. (ANI)

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