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RK Vats appointed as new chairman of NPPA

Our Bureau, New Delhi
Monday, April 9, 2018, 13:30 Hrs  [IST]

R-K.jpgRakesh Kumar Vats, Additional Secretary, ministry of health and family welfare, has been given the additional charge of chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) with immediate effect.

"The Competent Authority has approved the assignment of the additional charge of the post of chairman, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, ministry of chemicals and fertilisers to Rakesh Kumar Vats, IAS with immediate effect," the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet said in a letter dated April 6.

An Indian Administrative Services official from the 1986 West Bengal cadre, Vats is an additional secretary in the health ministry, the letter added.

He replaced Bhupendra Singh who was made chairperson of National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention under the Cabinet Secretariat.


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