Kamlesh Kumar Pant appointed as new NPPA chairman

The pharmaceutical pricing agency was currently headed by IAS officer Shubhra Singh since 2018.

Senior bureaucrat Kamlesh Kumar Pant, a 1993-batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as chariperson 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 currently headed by IAS officer Shubhra Singh, who has been repatriated to her cadre state Rajasthan, according to an order of the personnel ministry.

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