Anshu Prakash takes over as Secretary, DoT from 1st August. He succeeds Aruna Sundararajan, who retired July 31, 2019.
Anshu Prakash, a 1986-batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, has been promoted from being Additional Secretary of the Department of Telecommunications. Prior to his stint at the DoT, Prakash was the Chief Secretary of Delhi from December 4, 2017 to November 18, 2018
Prakash has done BA-Eco (Hons) from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi, and has an MBA degree from Faculty of Management Studies at the University of Delhi.
Prakash has served in various key positions for both the Government of India and the governments of his cadre, such as Chief Secretary of Delhi, Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare), additional commissioner in the now-trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi, chairman and managing director of Delhi Transport Corporation, secretary of New Delhi Municipal Council, Registrar of Cooperative Societies in the Government of NCT of Delhi, district magistrate and collector of a district in the Government of Goa, and as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Rural Development, additional secretary in Department of Heavy Industries of Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, joint secretary in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and as a director in the Department of Economic Affairs of Ministry of Finance and Company Affairs in the Indian government.
He has also served as, on different occasions, as the private secretary of the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and the Minister of Information and Broadcasting.―Communications Today Bureau