Sunday, October 16, 2011


Shri Uday K Varma, who had earlier served as Special Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, is tipped to succeed Raghu Menon as Secretary even as orders came promoting Supriya Sahu as the Joint Secretary (Broadcasting) in the Ministry. Varma is a senior Indian Administrative Service Officer from Madhya Pradesh belonging to the 1976 batch. He is presently serving as Secretary in the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Ministry. After Raghu Menon demitted office on superannuation, Culture Secretary Jawahar Sircar was given additional charge of the post. Sahu is also an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1991 batch from Tamil Nadu. She has until now been Director (Broadcasting) in the same Ministry. Sahu will be replacing Arvind Kumar, who has been appointed as the new chief vigilance officer (CVO) of National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC), though he has been asked to continue in I&B Ministry 'until further orders'. Sahu had earlier been the District Collector of Nilgiris district, where she was the force behind the 'Say no to plastics' campaign to protect the eco-system  of the hill station Ooty. Before that, she held the post of Additional Collector of Vellore district.

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