Notes: Aruna Sundararajan, the 1982 batch officer of Kerala cadre, has been appointed as the new Secretary of Department of Telecommunications (DoT). Though, she will continue to hold post of secretary for Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity). She succeeded PK Pujari. She has experience in overseeing operations of Kerala Government’s Bharat Broadband Scheme (BBS) which provides subsidized broadband connections. She also administered several IT-based government projects and funds including the Universal Service Obligation Fund (which funds the BharatNet project).