Snehlata Shrivastava Becomes First Woman Lok Sabha Secy General
Snehlata Shrivastava, a 1982-batch retired IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, on Wednesday (Nov 29) got the new responsibility of being the Lok Sabha’s Secretary General. She has become the first woman to earn the position.
Senior IAS officer Snehlata Shrivastava appointed as new Secretary-General of Lok Sabha.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) November 29, 2017
V.S Rama Devi was the first woman secretary general of the Rajya Sabha
Her appointment was made by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, an official release said. Anoop Mishra was holding the position till now and is retiring from his tenure on November 30. Shrivastava is replacing him and will take charge from December 1, a notification issued by the secretariat of the Lower House said.
Shrivastava was holding the position of Secretary (Justice) in the law ministry till recently
Before taking up the Secretary (Justice) role, she worked as a joint secretary in the same department. She has also served in the finance ministry. She has earlier held several senior positions in the Madhya Pradesh government as well as at the Centre, including as Principal Secretary in the ministries of Culture and Parliamentary Affairs.
Good News: Madhya Pradesh Cadre's Senior IAS officer Snehlata Shrivastava has been appointed the new Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha, She is the first woman appointed for this post. pic.twitter.com/PoYxHinftF
— Friends of MP (@FriendsofMP) November 29, 2017
The senior civil servant has 35 years of administrative experience. She also is a part of the Board of Directors of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
Congratulations are pouring in:
Many congratulations to senior IAS officer Smt. Snehlata Shrivastava ji on being appointed as Loksabha's 1st women Secretary-General. My best wishes for a successful tenure.
— Abhishek Singh (@CGAbhishekSingh) November 28, 2017
Snehlata Shrivastava, a 1982-batch retired IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, was on Wednesday appointed the first woman Secretary General of the Lok Sabha ? Women empowerment in a true sense a reality under @narendramodi ji Govt https://t.co/dmunQ960GV
— Diganta Hazarika (@digantahazarika) November 30, 2017
Congratulations to Mrs.Srivastava for this achievement. https://t.co/fsZC05tFnw
— Sheik mohamed (@1959Sheik) November 29, 2017
— Faizabad Now (@faizabadnow) November 29, 2017
SnehlataShrivastava to be the nation's first Secretary General of Loksabha . She is a 1982 batch IAS officer from MP & recently retired.
Many Congratulations pic.twitter.com/BGci96wJZ0
— P MURALI (@pmurali1359) November 30, 2017
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has appointed Snehlata Shrivastava, as Secretary-General of Lok Sabha and Lok Sabha Secretariat with effect from 1 December
— ANI (@ANI) November 29, 2017
Shrivastava’s immediate appointment came before the winter session of Parliament, which will commence on December 15.
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