Defence secretary R K Mathur’s additional charge as DRDO chief extended

An order by the DoPT said Mathur would now hold the additional charge as secretary of DRDO till May 24.

By: Express News Service | Published:May 6, 2015 12:46 am

Buying itself more time to choose a full-time head for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the government Tuesday extended the tenure of defence secretary R K Mathur’s additional charge as DRDO head. An order by the DoPT said Mathur would now hold the additional charge as secretary of DRDO till May 24.

“The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of additional charge of the post of secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development assigned to Shri Radha Krishna Mathur, IAS, Defence Secretary for a period up to 24.05.2015 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent or till further orders, whichever is the earliest,” the order said. Mathur has been holding the additional responsibility since January 31.

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