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Apurva Chandra appointed health secretary

Union Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra was appointed as the Health Secretary as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre on Saturday.

Chandra is a 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Maharashtra cadre. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved Chandra’s appointment as Secretary, the Department of Health and Family Welfare, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry said. Senior bureaucrat Sanjay Jaju has been appointed as the new Information and Broadcasting Secretary, in place of Chandra.

Jaju, a 1992-batch IAS officer, is currently serving in his cadre state of Telangana. Besides them, eight other senior officers have been appointed in different central government departments and in the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal. PTI

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