R. Chandrashekhar has been appointed the new Telecom Secretary. He will assume office on Friday.

Mr. Chandrashekhar, who was till now Secretary in the Department of Information and Technology, has been given the charge of Department of Telecom, following the appointment of his predecessor P. J. Thomas as Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC).

Shashikant Sharma, currently Director-General (Acquisitions) in the Ministry of Defence, will be the new Secretary of the Department of Information and Technology.

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