Points to Remember:
- The government has appointed Ajay Kumar as Defence Secretary. Ajay Kumar, is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre and is currently serving as Secretary, Department of Defence Production.
- He will succeed Sanjay Mitra, upon completion of his term. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the appointments.Brij Kumar Agarwal has been appointed as Secretary to the Lokpal and Subash Chandra as Secretary of Department of Defence Production.
About Defence Secretary of India:
- The Defence Secretary is the administrative head of the Ministry of Defence. This post is held by a senior Indian Administrative Service of the rank of secretary to the Government of India.
- Inaugural holder: GS Bhalja
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Who has been appointed as the new Defence Secretary? Ajay Kumar
- Who has been appointed as Secretary of Department of Defence Production? Subash Chandra
- Who has been appointed as Secretary to the Lokpal? Brij Kumar Agarwal