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Preeti Sudan is new union health secretary

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NEW DELHI: In a secretarial reshuffle, Union Health Secretary CK Mishra has been replaced by Preeti Sudan, a 1983 batch IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre.

Sudan is currently Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Mishra will be the new environment secretary.

Prior to this, Sudan served in various capacities in the Union Ministries including Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Defence.

Sudan also served in various departments in Andhra Pradesh, including the Revenue Department, the Disaster Management Department, Health and Family Welfare, Finance and Seeds/ Agriculture Corporation, an official release said.

In another move, the government has appointed an Ayurveda expert Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha to the AYUSH ministry. Kotecha, who was appointed a special secretary in June this year, has been made secretary in the AYUSH ministry.

Kotecha is a Bihar cadre IAS officer of the 1983 batch and a former vice-chancellor of Gujarat Ayurveda University in Jamnagar.

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