Monday, July 04, 2011

Pradeep Kumar as CVC: At 62, this Haryana cadre IAS set to be have busier schedule

Kumar with a few mountaineers
FOR quite sometime, 1972 batch officers have turned lucky, but defence secretary Pradeep Kumar is even luckier. He is almost 62 and is retiring as defence secretary next month. But his post-retirement job is ready, as this Haryana cadre IAS officer has been unanimously selected as India’s next Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), a post that unexpectedly lied vacant after the Supreme Court quashed 1973 batch retired IAS PJ Thomas’ controversial appointment as CVC.
Among the high profile 1972 batch officers that are still playing key roles in corridors of power include national security adviser (NSA) Shiv Shankar Menon, Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai, RBI governor D Subbarao, Planning Commission Member Secretary Sudha Pillai just to name a few.

Know Your New CVC
Name: Pradeep Kumar,
Cadre: Haryana cadre IAS
Batch: 1972
Educational Qualifications
Masters in Economics
Major Postings
a) Joint Secretary in the ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises, New Delhi from September 20, 1997 to September 11, 2002
b) Resident Commissioner, Haryana Bhavan, New Delhi
(From April, 10, 2003 to December 19, 2003)
c) Additional secretary, Mines and Minerals, Coal
(From December 19, 2003 to June 23, 2006)
d) Chairman, National Highways Auth of India (NHAI),
(From October 4,2006 to July 30, 2007)
e) Secretary, department of disinvestment, Ministry of Finance
(From July 30, 2007 to August 1, 2008)
f) Secretary, defence production
(From February 2, 2008 to July 2009)
g) Defence secretary
(July 31, 2009 till now)
Foreign degree
MSc in economics and social science, from UK (1986)

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