State IAS officer is new Financial Services secy

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Takru took charge as Secretary in the Department of Financial Services on Friday. A 1979 batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, Takru was previously Prasar Bharti CEO and replaced D K Mittal, who retired yesterday. Takru, who joins the Finance Ministry ahead of the Budget for 2013-14 to be presented later this month, is scheduled meet heads of public sector bankers on February 5. Prior to this, he was Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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