GC Chaturvedi, who has been working as Special Director General (Finance and Accounts) in the Organizing Committee of the Commonwealth Games, has been made petroleum secretary in place of
S Sundareshan. Chaturvedi, a 1977 batch UP cadre IAS with degree in finance from London School of Economics, UK was found to be the right bet to steer the sensitive ministry. It will be a tough job for Chaturvedi as the crude oil above $100 a barrel has become a norm than an aberration.
As an additional secretary, he headed the financial services department of the finance ministry when Arun Ramanathan retired as finance secretary about three years ago.
Know Your Babu
Name: G C Chaturvedi
Cadre and Batch: 1977 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre
Date of Birth:
Place of Domicile: UP
PG, Physics, First division
Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs
Banking & Insurance, Ministry of Finance
26/05/2003 to 19/07/2007)
Mission Director & Additional Secretary
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (From
26/12/2007 to 01/05/2009)
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance (From
05/05/2009 to 26/04/2010)
Special Director General (Finance and Accounts)
Organizing Committee of Commonwealth Games, (From
26/04/2010 till now)
1-year course in finance from London School of Economics (LSE),
, in 1996 UK
Action and Appointments
a) The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of tenure of Chaman Kumar, a 1978 batch
Gujarat cadre IAS and additional secretary in the department of agriculture research and education for the period beyond up to December 31, 2011 which is the date of his superannuation.
b) Bhaskar Chatterjee, a 1975 batch Orissa cadre IAS and secretary in department of public enterprises will hold additional charge of the post of secretary, department of heavy industries for a period of three months with effect fromc) Mukul Joshi, a 1975 batch
May 1, 2011.