G Kamala Vardhana Rao takes charge as FSSAI CEO

A Kerala cadre officer of the 1990 batch

G Kamala Vardhana Rao (IAS) has taken charge as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), a statutory body established under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India on Thursday, December 29, 2022.

Prior to this, Rao was serving as the Managing Director of Indian Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Tourism.

Rao is an IAS officer of 1990 batch from Kerala cadre. He has earlier served as Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, and as Principal Secretary, Finance and Expenditure, Government of Kerala. He has also served as Secretary, Kerala Tourism and as Director Culture, Government of India.

Arun Singhal was earlier serving as the CEO of FSSAI after his appointment in June 2020. He is now working as the Secretary at the Department of Fertilisers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Government of India.

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