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Appointments, Ministry of Defence

November 3, 2020

Ministry of Defence, India appointed V. L. Kantha Rao, a 1992 batch IAS officer of MP cadre, as the next Director General (Acquisition) in the defence ministry. Rao was working as an Additional Secretary in the Department of Defence Production in the Ministry of Defence before his appointment as DG (Acquisition) was confirmed by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As Director General (Acquisition), Rao will supervise all Capital Procurement of the Indian armed forces through the Acquisition Wing of the defence ministry.


The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet also named Rao's successor in the Department of Defence Production. Sanjay Jaju, who was hitherto Joint Secretary in the same department, has been promoted as Additional Secretary. Sanjay Jaju is a 1992 batch IAS officer of Telangana cadre.