A 1990-batch IAS officer, Mr Anirudh Tewari, on Thursday joined as Punjab Chief Secretary. He took the charge as the new state Chief Secretary replacing Ms Vini Mahajan, who has now been posted as Special Chief Secretary.According to the orders issued by the state government he would also be the Principal Secretary Personnel and Vigilance besides Financial Commissioner Development, Principal Secretary, Food Processing and in addition Principal Secretary, Horticulture and in addition Principal Secretary, Governance Reforms & Public Grievances.Mr Tewari has served in various capacities in the State as well as in the Central Government. Currently, he was serving as the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Governance Reforms in Government of Punjab. Earlier, he had also served as ACS, Power, New & Renewable Energy Sources, and Principal Secretary Finance, Planning, Industries & Commerce, Power and CEO, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion (INVEST PUNJAB).
Mr Tewari had also worked as Director in the Department of Economic Affairs, Govt. of India and the Country Coordinator for International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) (An agency of the United Nations). He had completed his graduation in Electronics & Electrical Communications Engineering and post-graduation in Economics from Punjab University. He had also received his Master’s in International Development Policy from Duke University, Durham, USA.Mr Tewari had also served as Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur and Secretary, Punjab State Electricity Board besides ADC Ferozepur, SDM Abohar and Sangrur.He stepped into his new role on the back of an impressive track record. While interacting with senior state officers after taking over, Mr Tewari said he would deliver as a team to achieve all tasks in different fields and strive hard to fulfil the state mission for holistic development.In an informal meeting Punjab IAS Officers Association has welcomed the new Chief Secretary besides other civil and police officers. While complementing the association he handed over the baton of Punjab IAS Officers Association to Mr A. Venu Prasad ACS Taxation and chairman PSPCL as the new president of this association.