|Shekhar Dutt SM|
|Governor of Chhattisgarh|
23 January 2010 - present
|Preceded by||E. S. L. Narasimhan|
|Deputy National Security Advisor of India|
27 July 2007 - 2009
|Defence Secretary of India|
29 July 2005 - 31 July 2007
Dutt belongs to the 1969 batch of IAS from Madhya Pradesh cadre. Dutt became a short service commission officer in the Indian Army and was awarded the Sena Medal for gallantry during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. He held various posts in the Madhya Pradesh government, including Principal Secretary in the Department of Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare and Principal Secretary, Departments of School Education, Sports & Youth Welfare.
Dutt was appointed of Secretary of the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India. As Director General of the Sports Authority of India, Dutt played a role in the hosting of the Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad, India in November 2003.
He eventually became the Joint Secretary in the Department of Defence Production and later took over as the Defence Secretary of India in 2005. In July 2007, Dutt retired as Defence Secretary and was appointed Deputy National Security Advisor for a two-year term.
- "Shekhar Dutt sworn in as Chhattisgarh governor". New Kerala. 2010-01-23.
- "Shekhar Dutt to be new Defence Secretary". Press Information Bureau. 2005-07-29.
- "Shekhar Dutt named Deputy NSA". Express India. 2007-07-27.
- "Shekhar Dutt, Administrative Official with Government of India, Joins DeSales University Board of Trustees". DeSales University. 2009-09-01.
E. S. L. Narasimhan
|Governor of Chhattisgarh
23 January 2010 – present
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