New special secretary (logistics): Pawan Kumar Agarwal IAS
April 29, 2020: Appointments committee of the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Pawan Kumar Agarwal IAS as the new special secretary (Logistics) under the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
April 29, 2020: The appointments committee of the cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Pawan Kumar Agarwal IAS as the new special secretary (Logistics) under the department of commerce, ministry of commerce and industry. In a major reshuffling of the secretary portfolios, the central government has also appointed new secretaries for the ministry of shipping and ministry of road and highways.
The current special secretary (logistics), N Sivasailam will be retiring from his post on April 30, 2020.
Pawan Kumar Agarwal is a 1985 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of West Bengal cadre, currently serving as secretary in the department of consumer affairs under the ministry of consumer affairs, food & public distribution since February 2020.
Before that served as the chief executive officer for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) from December 2015 to February, 2020. Earlier he served in the ministry of skill development & entrepreneurship, planning commission, ministry of HRD and UGC. He is the recipient of Fulbright New Century Scholarship at Harvard University and the Emory University in the US in 2005/06.