Yogendra Tripathi, Chairman, Food Corporation of India has been appointed as the new Secretary—Tourism, Govt of India, after the superannuation of Rashmi Verma from the post.
Yogendra Tripathi will be taking charge as Secretary—Tourism from December 1, 2018, after completing three years in Food Corporation of India as Chairman. A 1985 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, Tripathi hails from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He has also served as the Commissioner, Department of Tourism—Karnataka from 2005-06. Apart from that, he has served at various levels in Karnataka and in the Central Government departments. Boasting a three-decade long career, Tripathi is being welcomed by the tourism industry with great aplomb. He will be replacing Rashmi Verma, who has been instrumental in introducing many initiatives for boosting the inbound tourism in the country during her tenure as Tourism Secretary.