Senior bureaucrat Manisha Saxena has been appointed as Director General of tourism in the tourism Union Tourism Ministry, a personnel ministry order issued on Saturday said. Saxena is a 1996 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Mizoram-Goa-Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.
She is currently serving as the Principal Secretary Tourism, Government of Mizoram. In the past, she has also served as the Secretary (Tourism) with Government of Mizoram. She hails from Delhi and has also served as Principal Secretary, Government of NCT of Dehi between November 2016 and July 2022. She is also an alumnus of Lady Shriram College of Women.
In another development, Meenakshi Negi, a 1989 batch Indian Forest Service officer of Karnataka cadre, has been named as member secretary, National Commission for Women (NCW). Khilli Ram Meena, a 1993 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre, will be the additional secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Meena is at present additional secretary and financial advisor, Ministry of Rural Development.