J&K : Ranjan P Thakur appointed as Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce Dept.

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Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has picked top Indian Railway Traffic Service officer (IRTS) Ranjan Prakash Thakur to help him in the Union Territory”s industrial outreach.

Thakur has been appointed as “Principal Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department,” an order issued by the J-K government said on Thursday. Some weeks back, Sinha had asked the Union Home Ministry to help select highly-rated officers to assist him.

Sinha had last month announced a new industrial policy for Jammu and Kashmir, aimed at developing industries and bringing in big-time investments to the Union Territory in the next two years.

Thakur will help drive that policy.

While a railways officer (IRTS:1990) who has been ED (Tourism & Catering) and Divisional Railway Manager, Danapur, Thakur has had multiple assignments outside the railways as well.