Ashok Chawla new finance secretary, Brahma power secretary

May 12th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The government Tuesday appointed Economic Affairs Secretary Ashok Chawla as the new finance secretary and H.S. Brahma as power secretary.
Brahma was serving as a special secretary at the National Disaster Management Authority in the home ministry.

He took over the new assignment Tuesday, a government statement said.

Chawla, a 1973 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from the Gujarat cadre, has also been given additional charge of the Department of Financial Services. He was also the secretary of the civil aviation ministry earlier.

Brahma, a 1975 batch IAS officer from Andhra Pradesh cadre has held various significant assignments in different sectors, including the energy sector, the statement said.

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