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Sanjeev Chopra Given Additional Charge of Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department

01 July 2024, New Delhi: The central government has given the additional charge of Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to Sanjeev Chopra, senior IAS officer of the Odisha cadre.

1990 batch IAS officer Sanjeev Chopra is currently working as Secretary in the Union Department of Food and Public Distribution.

The post fell vacant after Odisha cadre IAS officer Manoj Ahuja requested to be sent back to the state.

According to the circular issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Sanjeev Chopra will monitor the functioning of the Agriculture Department along with his current responsibilities.

Sanjeev Chopra completed his B.Com Honours and M.B.A. from FMS, Delhi University. Later, he completed his LL.B. from Utkal University Bhubaneswar and M.Sc from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

Sanjeev Chopra started his career as Sub Collector in Baripada (Odisha). He served as District Collector and District Magistrate in Koraput, Odisha from 1995 to 1997. He served as Director/Deputy Secretary in the Technical Education & Training Department during 1999-2000. He handled the State Co-Operative Banks during 2000-2004 in the capacity of Managing Director. From 2007-2014, he served in LBSNAA, Mussoorie as Sr Deputy Director/Jt. Director.

From 2015 up to October 2022, he has served under the Government of Odisha as Chairman Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation Ltds. Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation and Odisha Mining Corporation. He has also served as Secretary to the Government in Departments such as Industries, General administration, Agriculture and Home.

He was rewarded by the Government of India with the National e-Governance Award for Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering for Digital Transformation in the Year 2020 and 2021.

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