Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: S. Sundareshan, a 1976 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, on Monday took over as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Mr. Sundareshan was chairman of the Forward Markets Commission.

He succeeds another IAS officer Anil Razdan, who was recently elevated as the Secretary, Power.

Management degree

Mr. Sundareshan, who holds a management degree from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, was Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, from 1996 to 1999.