Anup Wadhawan takes over as new DGFT

Anup Wadhawan, a 1985-batch IAS officer, has been appointed as Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) after Pravir Kumar was transferred to the Interstate Council Secretariat

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DGFT Anup Wadhawan takes DGFT charge in replacement to Pravir Kumar ( In file photo)

  Anup Wadhawan, Additional Secretary in the Department of Financial Services, on Monday, took over the charge of the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). The post was vacated after the transfer of Pravir Kumar who has been made Secretary of Interstate Council Secretariat. According to official sources, Wadhawan’s appointment as DGFT is an interim arrangement and he is expected to stay in the department till March next year. The 1985-batch IAS officer of Uttarakhand cadre has served various departments of state and the Central governments for a brief period in the past. His appointment as DGFT came only a month after his previous posting. Since his central deputation in March 2011, Wadhawan performed key responsibilities while working as Joint Secretary-level official in the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry (2011-12) and Department of Economic Affairs, (2012-13) before being appointed as Additional Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DOFS) on July 30, 2015. On Monday, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) announced the appointment of 15 Additional Secretaries and 20 Joint Secretaries in various central government ministries. Kavita Gupta, Additional DGFT of Mumbai Zone, has also been promoted to Additional Secretary rank in the same office. Gupta, who is also from 1985 batch, has been appointed as Additional Secretary level “by upgrading the post to the level of Additional Secretary for a period of two years or till further orders”, the DoPT said in a statement. Earlier, Rajiv Mehrishi replaced L C Goyal as Home Secretary and the latter was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).  

September 05, 2015 | 3:19pm IST.

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