03 May 2016 Current Affairs: Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS officer of 1982 batch Ajay Mittal today took charge as the Information and Broadcasting secretary. Mittal, succeeds Sunil Arora, who retired on April 30. Mittal has joined the I&B ministry at a time when it is planning to conduct the next batch of radio auctions, streamlining the film certification processes and also the remaining phases of the digitisation of cable sector drive.(REOPENS DES 24)
During a career span of more than 33 years, Mittal has served in various capacities in his cadre state of Himachal Pradesh. He served as Additional Chief Secretary in various departments including Information and Public Relations, Finance, Vigilance, Coordination and Public Grievances to the HP Government, a statement said. He was also the Chairman of Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board.