Ravi Mittal to replace Radhey Shyam Julaniya as new Sports Secretary

Ravi Mittal to replace Radhey Shyam Julaniya as new Sports Secretary

NEW DELHI: Ravi Mittal was on Sunday appointed as the new Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary, replacing Radhey Shyam Julaniya.nnMittal is a 1986 batch IAS officer from the Bihar cadre.nnHe was the Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting prior to this appointment.nnJulaniya held the post for little more than one year after he took over as Sports Secretary in February 2019.nnJulaniya’s biggest achievement was bringing the Indian cricket board (BCCI) under the ambit of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) in August last year, ending years of defiance.nnEver since he took over as Sports Secretary, Jhulaniya has been at loggerheads with National Sports Federations (NSF) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).nnHis latest confrontation with the IOA dates back to less than 10 days ago when the Olympic body accused the ministry officials of interfering in their independent functioning and infringing upon their autonomy.nnIt has been learnt that Julaniya, a 1985 batch IAS officer, is expected to return to his parent cadre, Madhya Pradesh.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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