Nita Kapoor is new secretary-defence finance

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Nita Kapoor, a 1973-batch Indian Defence Accounts Services (IDAS) officer, Monday took over as the new secretary, defence finance, replacing Indu Liberhan who retired Monday, an official statement said.

The first woman officer from the northeast to assume the post, Kapoor is an alumnus of the National Defence College, New Delhi, and brings with her a ‘rich bureaucratic experience’ of almost 37 years to the ministry of defence, the statement said.

Kapoor was controller general of defence accounts before taking over the new assignment.

She has worked in the department of personnel and administrative reforms, science and technology and National Commission for Women.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved her appointment last week.