India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) announced (via Twitter) that the Drug Controller General of India has been received of his post and Dr. S. Eswara Reddy will take over as DCGI.
Dr. Reddy, the first insider to be named as DCGI, replaces GN Singh, who was the DCGI since 2012. Dr. Reddy started his career as a Drugs Inspector in CDSCO, West Zone, Mumbai in 1998. News reports say the position is temporary.
After announcing a new DCGI, the CDSCO said it will transfer of 42 drug inspectors and technical officers, many from CDSCO’s headquarters, to various zones across India. The government said the reorg was designed to strengthen quality initiatives in the various zones and sub-zones.