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Shri Giridhar Aramane assumes the office of Defence Secretary

Shri Giridhar Aramane, a 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, assumed the office of Defence Secretary on November 01, 2022. Before taking charge, Shri Aramane laid a wreath at National War Memorial in New Delhi and paid homage to the fallen heroes. He saluted the brave hearts who sacrificed their lives while protecting the nation.

“We draw inspiration from these Bravehearts and promise to work towards fulfilling their dream of making India a safe & prosperous country,” Shri Giridhar Aramane said during his visit to the National War Memorial.

 In his 32 years of experience in IAS, Shri Giridhar Aramane has held various important portfolios in the Central Government as well as the Andhra Pradesh government. Prior to his current assignment, Shri Aramane was Secretary, of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.

 Earlier, he was an Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat. Apart from Cabinet Secretariat, Shri Aramane looked after Exploration Division in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and was Executive Director in charge of inspections in the Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority.

In the Andhra Pradesh Government, Shri Aramane served as Principal Secretary in the Urban Development Department; Managing Director of AP State Finance Corporation and Secretary (Finance Department). He also held the post of the Collector & DM of the Chittoor and Khammam districts.

Shri Aramane did B Tech in Civil Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and M Tech from IIT, Madras. He is MA (Economics) from Kakatiya University, Warangal.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by PIB.

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