Date: 25/11/2022

Sumita Dawra is the new  Special Secretary (Logistics)

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Ms Sumita Dawra, an IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh 1991 cadre, Special Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, as Special Secretary (Logistics), part of the same Department and Ministry.
She succeeds Mr Amrit Lal Meena, IAS, who has moved to the Ministry of Coal.
Ms Dawra comes with experience of more than two decades in public administration in India and abroad. From the districts of India, to the state government and the government of India, she has worked at all levels of governance in the country and developed useful insights. Her postings include working with the Union Ministry of Finance for six-and-a-half years, which comprised a tenure of about three-and-a-half years in China as the head of the economic wing in the Indian Embassy. 
In growth and development policy, she has strong learnings from two of the most populous nations in the world, namely India and China. Her experiences in both countries led her to author two best-selling books on public policy - ‘Poor but Spirited in Karimnagar: field notes of a civil servant,’ as well as a well-respected book on Chinese economy and public policy, titled ‘China: Behind the Miracle’, which has an international edition.
She delivers strong work outputs as a strategic planner and an effective motivational team leader, as per a profile.
Source: Exim News Service: New Delhi, Nov. 24