Cabinet Secretary, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri, New DG, DRDO appointments


  • The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha, IAS (UP:77), as the next Cabinet Secretary, with effect from June 13, 2015. He succeeds Shri Ajit Seth. The Prime Minister has also approved that Shri P.K. Sinha may be appointed as OSD in the Cabinet Secretariat with effect from the date of assumption of charge, till June 12, 2015.
  • The Government has appointed Dr GS Reddy, DRDO as Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri for a period of two years from the date of taking over charge.
  • The Government also appointed Dr S Christopher, as Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development-cum-Director General, DRDO for period of two years from the date of taking over charge.

Work History

  • Shri Sinha has been serving as Secretary, Ministry of Power, since July 2013. He has earlier been Secretary in the Ministry of Shipping, and has held several other important positions in the Union Government and the State of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Dr GS Reddy is a distinguished Scientist & Director, Research Centre Imarat (RCI) & Programme Director, MRSAM, DRDO.
  • Dr S Christopher is a distinguished Scientist & Programme Director (AEW&C) and Director, Centre for Air-Borne Systems, DRDO.

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