Monday, July 01, 2013

A student of psychology & 1979 batch IAS Bimal Julka is new I&B secretary

TWO years ago, Bimal Julka was a highly influential IAS officer in finance ministry under Pranab Mukherjee, now President of India. Julka, a 1979 batch IAS of Madhya Pradesh cadre, was then the Director General, Directorate of Currency, leading from the front in government's fight against fake currency. Now, the government has...
appointed Julka as the new Information and Broadcasting secretary replacing his three-year senior IAS of the same cadre, Uday K Varma.
Julka, a post-graduate in psychology before getting into IAS, began his career as an assistant collector in Bilaspur, now a part of Chhattisgarh. Later, he became Guna collector, and then director in Union commerce ministry. In mid-1990s, Julka also served as director in public relations department of Madhya Pradesh government. He was also a director in Central government's two more ministries: department of economic affairs under the ministry of finance and civil aviation ministry. During the UPA-I, he was a joint secretary in the ministry of defence before moving as the residence commissioner in New Delhi's MP Bhawan. Julka joined finance ministry in July 2010. Later that year, India became a member of the Eurasian Group on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (EAG) which till then was dominated by Russia and China. The Indian delegation to the EAG plenary meet in Moscow was led by Julka.
His name also cropped up for the post of director, Enforcement Directorate early last year, but the government zeroed in on his batch-mate from the same cadre Rajan S Katoch as the ED.
Julka will have over two years as a Union secretary.


  1. Congratulations. It is proud announcement that Madhya Pradesh Cadre IAS officer replaced his own Cadre IAS officer Uday Verma who has completed his tenure and retired. Bimal Julka is known for the proximity with the Scindia family.

  2. congratulations , he deserves for it

  3. Congratulations to Mr.Bimal Julka. He is one of the brightest Civil Servants and a "go getter". I am sure, much would be achieved under his dynamic leadership.
    All the Best to Mr.Bimal Julka
    Srinivas P.V.

  4. He is one of the brightest and multidimensional IAS Officer of Madhya Pradesh Cadre serving in the centre. I have worked under him as CEO Zila Pachayat(Rural Devlopment) when he was posted as Commissioner of Gwalior Divison. Really glad on your appointment. All the best Julka Sir. Stay hail and hearty

  5. During the UPA-I, he was a joint secretary in the ministry of defence before moving as the residence commissioner in New Delhi's MP Bhawan.

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