Sujata Singh Designated as Next Foreign Secretary of India.
Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh on July 1, 2013 approved the appointment of Sujata Singh, a 1976-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) offficer, as the Next Foreign Secretary of India. Sujata Singh of 59 years at present is serving as the envoy to Germany.
She will succeed Ranjan Mathai as Foreign Secretary, who is due to retire on 31 July 2013. Due to retire in July 2014, Singh has got an extension of two year in her service period.