Rajiv Takru is the new Financial Services Secretary

Rajiv Takru is the new Financial Services Secretary New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Rajiv Takru on Friday took charge as Secretary in the Department of Financial Services.

A 1979 batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, Takru was previously Prasar Bharti CEO, replaced D K Mittal who retired yesterday.

Takru, who joins the Finance Ministry ahead of the Budget for 2013-14 to be presented later in the month, is scheduled meet heads of public sector bankers on February 5.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) posted him as OSD in the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, from January 15 to January 31, 2013.

Prior to this Takru was Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

PTI