MSME Secretary A.K. Sharma takes VRS

January 11, 2021 10:40 pm | Updated 10:40 pm IST - AHMEDABAD

A.K. Sharma, Secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), took voluntary retirement from service ahead of his scheduled superannuation in July 2022.

Mr. Sharma is a 1988 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre and was posted as Secretary in the MSME in last April. He was moved out of the PMO where he was additional secretary. Mr. Sharma worked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi as well as in Gujarat in Mr. Modi’s CMO.

In fact, he was among the few longest serving bureaucrats with Mr. Modi starting from 2001 when Mr. Modi took over as Chief Minister of Gujarat.

According to sources, Mr. Sharma sent his VRS application to his parent cadre Gujarat a week ago which was processed and accepted by the State’s General administration department.

Subsequently on Monday, the Human Resources division of MSME issued a notification relieving Mr. Sharma from the post of the Secretary with effect from January 11, 2021.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.