Senior IAS officer G Gurucharan was on 17 June 2015 given additional charge as Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for three months. He will hold the additional charge till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders.
Gurucharan is a 1982-batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre. Presently, he is serving as an Additional Secretary in Department of Food and Public Distribution.
The post of Director General has been lying vacant since MJ Joseph resigned and assumed the charge of Director of Controller General of Accounts on 15 May 2015. Joseph was appointed as DG of BIS on 6 January 2015.
On the other hand, Anoop Kumar Srivastava was given additional charge of Secretary, Inter State Council Secretariat under Union Home Ministry for three months. Srivastava, a 1981-batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, is working as Secretary (Border Management).
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Who: G Gurucharan
When: 17 June 2015