Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism (MOT), Rakesh Kumar Verma has been empanelled for holding Additional Secretary level post at Government of India with upgradation in his current rank. With this, he has been promoted and posted as the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet in the order mentioned that the government has approved Verma’s appointment.
According to his work allocation profile in the MOT’s data, Verma currently looks after international cooperation, events, Swadesh Darshan, niche tourism. information technology, overseas marketing, hotels & restaurants, administration I, II, and IV.
Hailing from the Punjab cadre, Verma is a 1993 batch IAS officer, who is serving as the Joint Secretary in the MOT since January 2020. He was appointed for a tenure of five years when he took over from Suman Billa, a 1996-batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre.
In the past, he has held the post of Principal Secretary, Department of Science, Technology & Environment in the Punjab Government and the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana.
He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi from where he pursued a B Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from 1988-1992.