12 August 2021 | News
Pant is a 1993-batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh
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1993-batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre Kamlesh Kumar Pant has been appointed as the chairperson of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) by the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet. NPPA is the agency in charge of monitoring pharmaceutical pricing.
The pharmaceutical pricing agency was being headed by IAS officer Shubhra Singh, who was appointed as the chairperson in 2018.
Pant, formerly the Principal Secretary (Revenue) in the government of Himachal Pradesh and also the Financial Commissioner (Appeals) at Himachal Pradesh and the head of the Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board, has taken charge of NPPA with immediate effect.