New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Radha Krishna Mathur is likely to be appointed as Defence Secretary to succeed Shashikant Sharma, who will take over as the next Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Thursday.
Currently working as Secretary (Defence Production) in the Defence Ministry, Mathur is a 1977-batch IAS officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre.
An old hand in the Ministry, Mathur served as Additional Secretary and Special Secretary in Department of Defence from September 2008 to October 2011.
Born on November 25, 1953, he has done his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and M.Tech in Industrial Engineering from IIT, Delhi.
He also holds a Master in Business Administration from ICPE, Slovenia. From 2000 till August, 2008, he served in Tripura in various departments as Principal Secretary and later as Chief Secretary.