Shri Rajiv Takru, until now Additional Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, has been transferred to the Department of Health and Family Welfare as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser. The appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment in place of Ravinder Kumar Jain, IAS, on his relinquishing the charge of the post. Takru, an Indian Administrative Officer from Gujarat Cadre from the 1979 batch, had on 13 October 2010 assumed charge as Additional Secretary in the I&B Ministry in place of Uday Kumar Verma, an IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh in the 1976 batch, who came back to the Ministry early this year as Secretary.
Takru also held charge as CEO in Prasar Bharati, until new CEO Jawahar Sircar took over earlier this year. Prior to his appointment in I&B, Takru was Director General of National Institute of Fashion Technology under the Ministry of Textiles
Source: India Television