Sanjay Jaju, a senior bureaucrat, has been appointed as the new Secretary for Information and Broadcasting (I&B). The appointment was announced in an order by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, as detailed by The Indian Express.
Previously, Apurva Chandra, a 1988-batch IAS officer from the Maharashtra cadre, held the position. He has now been appointed as the new Health Secretary.
Jaju, a 1992-batch IAS officer from the Telangana cadre, is currently serving in his home cadre. Since 2018, he has been fulfilling the role of Additional Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Defence Production.
Before his current appointment, Jaju held various significant positions, including Director of the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Secretary of the Andhra Pradesh government in the Electronics, IT, and Communications Department, Commissioner and Ex-officio Secretary of the Consumer Affairs, Food, and Civil Supplies Department, among other notable public service roles.