Ajay Tirkey assumes charge as Secretary of Ministry of Women & Child Development

Ajay Tirkey assumes charge as Secretary of Ministry of Women & Child Development

NEW DELHI: Ajay Tirkey today assumed charge as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) in New Delhi.nnHe is 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre. He succeeds Rabindra Panwar who retired on superannuation yesterday.nnBefore assuming the charge of Secretary, irkey was holding the post of Special Secretary in the same Ministry. He worked as Joint Secretary in the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in the year 2017 before joining as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Women & Child Development.nnHe has also been on deputation to the Ministry of Defence as Director and Joint Secretary from 2004 to 2009.nnTirkey was Principal Secretary to the Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 2015 to 2017 and has extensive experience of handling the portfolios of Medical Education, Labour & Employment and Rural Development in his home cadre appointments.nnHe has been Managing Director of State Cooperative Marketing Federation (Markfed), Madhya Pradesh.Earlier, he was District Collector of Sidhi, Hoshangabad and Raipur.nnIn addition, he has worked in various capacities as an officer of Indian Administrative Service in Madhya Pradesh.

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