17 Sep :Shri Ashok Chawla, IAS-1973 batch of Gujarat Cadre joined as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance here this morning.
Shri Chawla is considered as a veteran in economic affairs and has held the post of Dy. Secretary, Director, Addl. Secretary and Special Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs before joining as Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation from 1st Feb, 2007. He has also worked as Joint Secretary and also Addl. Secretary & FA in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers. For a short duration, he also held the additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
Shri Chawla has held important assignments in the Government of Gujarat. Shri Chawla is Post Graduate in Economics.