Ratan Watal appointed Secretary of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
New Delhi, December 28, 2012
Mr Ratan P Watal, presently Secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Mr Watal, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1978 batch (Andhra Pradesh cadre), will succeed Mr G B Pradhan, IAS (MH:77), on his retirement on December 31.
An official press release said the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) had also approved the appointment of Mr Lov Verma, IAS (UP:78), presently in the cadre, as Secretary, Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vice Mr Sayan Chatterjee, IAS (KL:76), on his retirement on December 31.