Manoj Kumar Dwivedi (IAS:JK:1997), the incumbent PS to Union Minister for MSME (IAS:JK:1997) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing. In his first stint in the rank of Joint Secretary he will replace U Venkateshwarulu (IAS:UT:1986) as JS in the Department.
He started his first tenure under central deputation on June 06, 2013 as Director DOPT and further made it as PS to Union Minister for MSME. His five year tenure under central deputation will complete on June 03, 2018. Meaning hereby, Dwivedi would have avenues to continue at centre for another two years ending June 2020.