Senior IAS officer Ajay Kumar Bhalla was on 13 October 2016 appointed as the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). He succeeds Anup Wadhawan, who was appointed as Additional Secretary in the commerce ministry.
Bhalla, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, is presently an Additional Secretary in the Commerce Ministry.
About Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)
• Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) organisation is an attached office of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and is headed by Director General of Foreign Trade.
• It is entrusted with responsibilities for formulating and implementing the foreign trade policy with the main objective of promoting India's exports.
• It also issues authorisation to exporters and monitors their corresponding obligations through a network of 36 regional offices and an extension counter at Indore.
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Who: Ajay Kumar Bhalla
When: 13 October 2016