Shyam Agarwal takes over as new Secretary for Tribal Affairs

February 1, 2016

NEW DELHI: Dr Shyam S Agarwal, of IAS 1980 Rajasthan cadre, has taken over as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. A science graduate from Ravenshaw College (Utkal University), Agarwal did his MA in Political Science and Economics. He also did MBA from University of Ljublijana, Slovania.

A PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, Dr Agarwal served in the Ministries of Commerce and Industry, MSME, Social Justice and Empowerment and Home Affairs in various capacities.

Dr Agarwal was Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, before taking over the present assignment. He succeeds Arun Jha.

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