The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of IFS Srikar K Reddy as Joint Secretary in the Department of Commerce under the Ministry of Finance. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), he has been appointed to the post for an overall tenure of three years up to June 22, 2023, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Reddy is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of 2001-batch. He is currently serving as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Department of Commerce at the Joint Secretary level.
Hailing from Kondagadapa Mandal, Mothkur Nalgonda District; Reddy completed his MBBS from Kakatiya University Medical College in 1996. As IFS, he is counted among the most dynamic officials of his batch. He had served in the Indian embassy in Berlin, Germany.
Reddy also served in External Affairs Ministry at New Delhi, where he was in charge of the Pakistan desk which holds great significance. Currently, he was serving in the Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce is a department under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The department is responsible for formulating, implementing and monitoring the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) which provides the basic framework of policy and strategy to be followed for promoting exports and trade.