Ms. Zohra Chatterji
Ms. Zohra Chatterji, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1979 batch (Uttar Pradesh cadre) has been appointed as the new Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, in place of Ms. Kiran Dhingra, on her retirement on January 31, 2013.
An official press release said, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Ms. Zohra Chatterji, Special Secretary, Ministry of Coal as Secretary, Ministry of Textiles vice Ms. Kiran Dhingra.
Ms. Zohra Chatterji has held various important assignments in Uttar Pradesh and has been associated with the industries sector in the north Indian state for nearly 10 years and has held posts including MD of the UP Small Industries Corporation and UP Handlooms, according to Coal India Limited website.
She has also served as Secretary and Director General, Tourism; Secretary and Director, Industries; and Labour Commissioner. Her last assignment in UP before joining Government of India was as Principal Secretary, Industries, IT & Electronics, Government of Uttar Pradesh.
She was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration for implementing an e-governance project “Lokvani” for redressal of public grievances in UP. She also set up “E-Suvidha” in Lucknow and the UP Trade Promotion Authority as its first Member Secretary.