contentSutra has learned from highly placed sources in the ministry of information and broadcasting that Raghu Menon, a 1974-batch officer of the Indian Administrative Services, will soon take charge as the secretary at the high-profile ministry. He will replace Jawahar Sircar, the tourism secretary who has been holding additional charge of the I&B ministry.
Menon is an officer from the Nagaland cadre, and worked briefly as a journalist before joining the civil services, according to his profile at the National Aviation Company of India Ltd, where he has been chairman and managing director.
Menon has, in the past, worked at the I&B ministry, variously as joint secretary and additional secretary. An announcement to this effect is expected soon and Menon may take charge as early as Monday, according to our sources. Menon declined to comment.