Bimal Julka replaces Uday Varma as I&B Secretary

01 Jul,2013

By A Correspondent


Bimal Julka is the new Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with the Government of India. Mr Julka takes charge today as Mr Uday Kumar Varma retired yesterday (June 30, 2013).


On Friday, June 28, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions announced that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) had approved the appointment of Mr Julka who was until June 30, Special Secretary and Financial Advisor with the Ministry of External Affairs.


Fifty-eight year Mr Julka is an IAS Officer of the 1979 batch of the Madhya Pradesh cadre. Incidentally, Mr Varma, who turned 60 on June 20, is from the 1976 batch of the Madhya Pradesh cadre.


Hence, in case there’s no change announced, Mr Julka’s stint as head of the information and broadcasting ministry secretariat should last for two years. Unlike Mr Varma who had spent a few years with I&B before taking charge as Secretary, Mr Julka has no previous experience in the ministry.


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