Ministry of Commerce and Industry
With an official order from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Sumita Dawra (IAS) has been appointed as the Special Secretary (Logistics), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The order arrives a month after the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet transferred the former Special Secretary (Logistics), Amrit Lal Meena (IAS) as the Officer on Special Duty, Ministry of Coal.
Dawra has experience of more than two decades in public administration in India and abroad. Her postings include working with the Ministry of Finance, which involves a tenure of about three and a half years in China, as the head of the economic wing in the Indian Embassy. Her tenure there has given her a very good exposure to economic, financial and developmental issues in China. She has worked at all levels of governance in India and has developed useful insights which has strengthened her acumen for her latest role.