New Delhi: Preeti Sudan took the oath of office and secrecy as member, the UPSC on Tuesday. The oath was administered to her by the UPSC chairman Dr Manoj Soni.
Sudan, 1983 batch IAS officer from AP cadre, retired as union health secretary in July, 2020. She also served as secretary, the department of food & public distribution, and, in M/o women & child development and defence. She is an M.Phil in Economics & MSc in Social Policy and Planning from LSE.
Among her notable contributions have been initiating two major flagship programmes of the country, i.e., Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and Ayushman Bharat, apart from legislation on the National Medical Commission, Allied Health Professionals Commission & ban on E-cigarettes.
Sudan was also a consultant with the World Bank. She served as chair of COP-8 of Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, vice chair of Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, chair of Global Digital Health Partnership and as member of WHO’s Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.
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