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P Uma Shankar takes over as Power Secretary

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P Uma Shankar
P Uma Shankar

Mr P Uma Shankar, who was until now the Chairman and Managing Director of the public sector Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), has taken over as Secretary, Ministry of Power.

An officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (1976 batch), Mr Uma Shankar has a Master's degree in Mathematics from IIT, Madras and in Social Policy & Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics.

He has held various key assignments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh. Prior to taking over as CMD of REC in March, 2008, he was Managing Director of the National Cooperative Development Corporation.

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