Saturday, May 29, 2010

Know Your Babu: New defence finance secretary Nita Kapoor, 1973 batch IDAS

 AT LEAST one of the secretaries of the male-dominated defence ministry of India has remained with a woman officer once again. Ms Nita Kapoor, a 1973 batch IDAS will take charge as secretary of defence finance as Ms Indu Liberhan, a 1972 batch IDAS is retiring on May 31, 2010. She has now been serving as Controller General of Defence Accounts

Profile of Nita Kapoor

a) Date of Birth: March 11, 1951
b) Educational Qualifications: BA
c) Date of appointment: July 23, 1973
d) Promotion to SAG: June 30, 1993
e) Promotion to HAG: December 30, 2003
f) Home Town: Shillong

Major Postings
i) Under Secretary: Department of Personal and Administrative Reforms, New Delhi (May 10, 1979 to June 28, 1982)
ii) Controller of Accounts, Department Of Science & Technology, New Delhi (October 12, 1983 to September 2, 1985)
iii) Deputy secretary, UPSC, New Delhi (From September 2, 1985 to December 8, 1988)
iv) Joint secretary (director level post) in UPSC, New Delhi (From December 29, 1988 to June 30, 1990)
v) Student Officer, National Defence College, New Delhi (From January 13, 1992 to November 20, 1992)
vi) Joint Secretary, National Commission for Women, New Delhi (From October 15, 2001 to June 30, 2005)


  1. She is a very dynamic and positive officer with wealth of relevant experience like her predecessor. An excellent choice.