Ashok kumar to head Department of Pharmaceuticals

July 7th, 2008 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) chairman Ashok Kumar was Monday appointed secretary in the newly-created Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) under the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers. Kumar, a 1974 batch IAS officer of the Bihar cadre, will take over his new assignment soon, said a government statement.

DoP will be responsible for promotion and co-ordination of drug research.

It will also deal with various issues in the pharmaceutical sector and also issues related to NPPA, including price monitoring.

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