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NK Sinha assumes charge as I&B secretary

MUMBAI: Former Ministry of Culture Secretary Narendra Kumar Sinha has assumed charge as secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB). Sinha is an IAS officer from the 1980 Bihar cadre.

Sinha has replaced Ajay Mittal, who has been transferred to the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) as secretary.

Mittal, an IAS officer from Himachal Pradesh cadre, had taken charge as I&B ministry secretary in May 2015 following Sunil Arora’s retirement.

During a career span of more than 35 years, Sinha has held various field postings and has worked from grassroots to the higher levels of governance in both state and central government departments.

Prior to being Secretary, Ministry of Culture, he served as Principal Secretary, Information Technology Department, Government of Bihar. He has served as additional secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

He has given many lectures and participated in innumerable workshops, symposiums and public functions to connect with experts, stakeholders and general public to explain them government schemes, elicit their response to various government policies and social issues. He has travelled widely within the country as well as abroad and has been part of many government delegations during national and international meetings, negotiations and events as a senior member.

He is a mechanical engineer (electrical) from IISC, Bengaluru. He also has an MBA from Southern Cross University, Australia, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India).