Ravi Mittal replaces Amit Khare as new I&B secy

MUMBAI: IAS officer Ravi Mittal took charge as the new Secretary of the Information and Broadcasting ministry. Mittal took charge from Amit Khare who has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Higher Education.

Before this, Mittal, a 1986 batch IAS officer of Bihar Cadre, was working as the Special Secretary in the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

Mittal has experience in working for both the Central Government and the State Government. Before joining the present assignment, he was posted as Principal Secretary (Finance), Government of Bihar.

He has also worked in the State as Principal Secretary (Industry), Principal Secretary-cum-Commissioner, Commercial Taxes Deptt. In the Centre, he has worked earlier in Cabinet Secretariat and Planning Commission.

During the above postings, he has acquired experience in various sectors of Finance including budgeting, expenditure & debt management, revenue, etc. He has extensive experience in dealing with PPP Projects in the infrastructure sector.

He has earlier served on the Board of IIFCL and several PSUs of Bihar State.