After Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi assumed office on Sept 20, there have been new postings, transfers and administrative reshuffle since then. In another such development, Punjab is now all set to have New Chief Secretary.
Anirudh Tewari, Punjab IAS officer has been named New Chief Secretary in place of Vini Mahajan.
In the orders issued this morning from the office of Governor of Punjab, IAS Anirudh Tewari has been posted as Punjab's Chief Secretary and in addition Principal Secretary, Department of Personnel and Vigilance in place of Vini Mahajan, and in addition Financial Commissioner, Development and in addition Principal Secretary, Food Processing and in addition Principal Secretary, Horticulture and in addition Principal Secretary, Governance Reforms & Public Grievances.
Who is Anirudh Tiwari?
The 1990 batch Punjab IAS officer, Anirudh Tiwari has wide policy experience of working at the state and national level, with more than 30 years in the Indian Administrative Service. 
Tewari was working as the Additional Chief Secretary-cum-financial Commissioner, Development and in addition Additional Chief Secretary in the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Horticulture and Food Processing. 

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Policy design, analysis, planning, and development of strategies and processes for outcome-based implementation in the sector were among Mr Tewari's responsibilities. He advocates for high-productivity, sustainable agriculture that ensures national food security while also increasing farmer income and prosperity.
He also served as the Country Coordinator for IFAD India for three years, assisting the Country Program Manager in formulating strategies for IFAD's collaboration with the Indian government and designing poverty-reduction programmes. 
Mr Tewari has held positions as Director of the Fund Bank and Director of Foreign Trade at the Ministry of Finance's Department of Economic Affairs, as well as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Finance's Department of Revenue.
Mr Tewari graduated from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology with a bachelor's degree in engineering, a master's degree in economics from Panjab University, and a master's degree in international development policy from Duke University.
In 2020, the Fame of India Magazine, which is known for its surveys named IAS Anirudh Tewari one of the top 50 bureaucrats in India. The list also included the name of former Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan.

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