Pradip Kumar Tripathi, has been given additional charge as secretary, Ministry of Textiles. Since June 1, 2020, Tripathi is serving as secretary, Ministry of Steel. Tripathi will serve the textiles ministry till the appointment of a regular incumbent. Prior to Ministry of Steel, Tripathi served as special secretary and establishment officer in Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
Arvind Kumar Sharma, who was given additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, at the beginning of this month, took voluntary retirement (VRS) to play a bigger role in the government outside civil service. He is among the 10 candidates fielded by the BJP for the Legislative Council election in Uttar Pradesh.