Agrawal is a 1993 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Agrawal assumed charge as the new CEO of the UIDAI in June this year. He was appointed to the position on June 19, following the retirement of Saurabh Garg.
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Agrawal has held a number of important positions in the government, including secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. He is also the current Chairman of the National Digital Communications Policy Committee.
The ACC also approved the appointment of Reeta Vasishta, secretary in the legislative department of law ministry, as incharge of the central agency section of the law ministry, by temporarily upgrading the post to secretary to the Indian government, from October 2, 2023 till the date of her superannuation, i.e. July 31, 2025, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.