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SR Rao appointed as new Commerce Secretary

 
The government on May 28 appointed SR Rao as the new Commerce Secretary. A 1978 batch Gujarat cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service, Rao replaced Rahul Khullar, who has joined as Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

A Padma Shri awardee, Rao is known for his work as Surat municipal commissioner in the mid-1990s, when he took a number of initiatives to clean up and modernise the diamond city that was hit by a plague epidemic in 1994.

Rao was Special Secretary in the Department of Telecommunications.