He is going to replace Sharma, who is going to take over as chairman of Trai
GN Staff | August 6, 2015
Vijay Shankar Madan, is likely to be appointed the new secretary of the department of electronics and information technology (DeitY). The 1981-batch IAS officer of AGMU cadre will replace R S Sharma who was recently appointed chairman of the telecom regulatory authority of India (Trai). Madan is currently Director-General of unique identification authority of india (UIDAI).
According to sources in the department of personnel and training (DoPT), Sharma’s resignation from services has been accepted by the government and he is likely to be relieved from DeitY tomorrow (August 7). However, the date of Madan’s joining Deity is yet to be decided.
It is interesting to note that Madan had earlier replaced Sharma at UIDAI in April 2013. Before being shifted to the UIDAI, Madan was additional secretary and financial advisor (AS&FA) in the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) in the government of India.
Madan is a qualified doctor with an MBBS degree from the University of Delhi. He was earlier chief of economic policy in the Air Transport Bureau of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. He has also worked in the ministry of culture where he held the positions of additional director general of Archaeological Survey of India, Director General, National Museum.
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