New Delhi: Vishwapati Trivedi, a 1977 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, on Tuesday took over as the Shipping Secretary succeeding Pradeep Kumar Sinha.
"Vishwapati Trivedi has assumed the charge of Secretary in the Ministry of Shipping. He succeeds Pradeep Kumar Sinha who was appointed as Secretary (Power)," an official statement said.
Before joining Shipping Ministry, Trivedi was heading Inland Waterways Authority of India.
He has also served as Secretary in the department of Social Justice and Empowerment and Mines.
Trivedi has also worked as Special Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Home Affairs among others.