R. K. Mathur

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Radha Krishna Mathur
Indian Secretary Defense Radha Krishna Mathur welcomes U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter to India's Defense Ministry during the former's visit to New Delhi.jpg
Radha Krishna Mathur
1st Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh
Assumed office
31 October 2019
Preceded byOffice established
(Satya Pal Malik as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir)
Defence Secretary of India
In office
25 May 2013 – 24 May 2015
Preceded byShashi Kant Sharma
Succeeded byG. Mohan Kumar
Defence Production Secretary of India
In office
1 October 2012 – 24 May 2013
Preceded byShekhar Aggarwal
Succeeded byG.C. Pati
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Secretary of India
In office
9 November 2011 – 30 September 2012
Chief Secretary of Tripura
In office
22 December 2003 – 22 October 2006
Personal details
Born
Radha Krishna Mathur

(1953-11-25) 25 November 1953 (age 65)
Uttar Pradesh, India
NationalityIndian
ResidenceRaj Niwas, Leh
Alma materIIT Kanpur
IIT Delhi
International Center for Promotion of Enterprises
OccupationRetired IAS officer

Radha Krishna Mathur (born 25 November 1953) is a retired 1977 batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre is the first Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Ladakh. He retired as the Chief Information Commissioner of India (CIC) in November 2018.[1][2][3][4] Mathur had retired as the India's Defence Secretary, two years after being appointed to the post on 25 May 2013.[5][6] He was also the Defence Production Secretary of India, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Secretary of India and the Chief Secretary of Tripura.[5][6]

Education[edit]

Mathur is a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur,[5][6] Master of Technology in Industrial Engineering from IIT Delhi.[5][6] He also holds an MBA degree from International Center for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE), Ljubljana, Slovenia.[6]

Career[edit]

As an IAS officer[edit]

Apart from serving as the Union Defence Secretary, RK Mathur served in various key positions for both Union and Tripura governments, like as the Chief Secretary of Tripura, Principal Secretary (Finance), Principal Secretary (Agriculture), Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Resident Commissioner of Tripura, Commissioner of Revenue, Commissioner of Panchayats, CEO of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, and as the District Magistrate and Collector of West Tripura district in the Tripura Government,[5][6] and as the Union Defence Production Secretary, Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Secretary, Special Secretary in Ministry of Defence, Development Commissioner in Ministry of Textiles, and as the Chief Enforcement Officer in Ministry of Textiles in the Union Government.[5][6]

Mathur also served as the Private Secretary, on separate occasions, to Ministers of External Affairs and Information and Broadcasting.[5]

Chief Secretary of Tripura[edit]

RK Mathur was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Tripura by the Chief Minister of Tripura in December 2003,[5] he assumed the office of the Chief Secretary of the state on 22 December 2003 and demitted it on 22 October 2006,[5] serving as the state's top bureaucrat for almost three years.[5]

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Secretary[edit]

Mathur was appointed as the Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) in November 2011,[5] he assumed the office on 9 November 2011 and demitted it on 30 September 2012.[5]

Defence Production Secretary[edit]

Mathur was appointed as the Union Defence Production Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) in September 2012,[5] he assumed the office on 1 October 2012 and demitted it on 24 May 2013.[5]

Radha Krishna Mathur, as Defence Secretary, inspecting the Guard of Honor at the commissioning of ICGS Rajveer.
Radha Krishna Mathur (extreme-left) with the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Robin K. Dhowan (center-right) during the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Directorate of Naval Design (DND).

Defence Secretary[edit]

Mathur was appointed as the Union Defence Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) in May 2013 for a fixed tenure of two years.[5][7][8][9] He assumed the office of Defence Secretary on 25 May 2013 and demitted it and simultaneously superannuated from the service on 24 May 2015.[5][6]

Chief Information Commissioner[edit]

RK Mathur was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of India (CIC), heading the Central Information Commission (CIC), by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on 18 December 2015.[2][3][4] He took oath as the Chief Information Commissioner on 5 January 2016. He retired from the post on 24 November 2018.[10][11][12]

As Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh[edit]

Radha Krishna Mathur was nominated to be the first Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh by the President of India on 25 October 2019. He formally sworn in on 31 October 2019 when the union territory of ladakh came into existence. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ensure CIC is free from govt interference".
  2. ^ a b Yadav, Shyamlal (19 December 2015). "R. K. Mathur set to be new Chief Information Commissioner". The Indian Express. New Delhi. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "R. K. Mathur appointed as CIC". The Hindu. New Delhi. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Former defence secretary R. K. Mathur appointed new CIC". The Times of India. New Delhi. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Radha Krishna Mathur - Executive Record Sheet". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Chief Information Commissioner - Shri Radha Krishna Mathur (Profile)". Central Information Commission of India. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  7. ^ "RK Mathur appointed as defence secretary". The Times of India. New Delhi. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  8. ^ "R.K. Mathur appointed as defence secretary". Livemint. New Delhi: HT Media Ltd. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  9. ^ "RK Mathur appointed as Defence Secretary". NDTV. New Delhi. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  10. ^ "RK Mathur takes oath as new CIC". The Hindu. New Delhi. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Former Defence Secretay RK Mathur takes oath as new CIC". The Economic Times. New Delhi. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Ex-def secy RK Mathur takes oath as new CIC". India Today. New Delhi. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Radha Krishna Mathur to be LG of Ladakh: All you need to know about him". India Today. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.

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