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Sanjay Kumar Panda to be new Indian Textiles Secretary
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Sanjay Kumar Panda, a 1980-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre, will be the new Secretary in the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
 
He will take over from the Mrs. Zohra Chatterji, who is due to retire on July 31 this year.
 
Hailing from Cuttack, Orissa, Mr. Panda is a post-graduate in Chemistry from the Utkal University.
 
Since May 2010, Mr. Panda is serving as Chief Secretary, Government of Tripura. Previously, he has handled various departments, including Home, Planning and Education, in the Tripura government. He is credited with conceptualizing the scaling-up of higher education system in Tripura.
 
Prior to that, he had handled Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) scheme as Joint Secretary in the Government of India.
 
In 1989-94, he was Director Textiles and Managing Director of State Silk & Tassar Cooperative Society in Odisha, during which he gave a fillip to sericulture activities in the state.
 
 In 1994-95, he served as Secretary in Textile Department, Tripura overseeing the textiles and handloom sectors.
 
An avid litterateur, Mr. Panda also published a book titled “Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Past, Present and Future” in 2008.
 

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