IT secretary Aruna Sundararajan may get additional telecom charge
IT secretary Aruna Sundararajan may get additional telecom charge IT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan is expected(अपेक्षित होना) to be given the additional charge of telecom secretary after JS Deepak was removed(हटा दिया) from the post on Wednesday to be made an officer on special duty (OSD) in the Department of Commerce with “immediate effect(तत्काल प्रभाव)”. He would become India’s permanent(स्थायी) ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva from June 1, after the tenure(कार्यकाल) of the current ambassador Anjali Prasad concludes on May 31.
In the order, which was issued late Wednesday, the government said the post of the OSD was temporarily upgraded to a secretary-level post.
Even as Deepak’s name was in fray to become the WTO ambassador, his sudden removal from the telecom ministry without naming his replacement has raised eyebrows within the government and the industry, with most expressing surprise at the order, particularly considering that at the time Deepak was in Barcelona attending the Mobile World Congress. Also the announcement of his transfer came three months ahead of his taking charge as the ambassador.