Nilanjan Sanyal, a 1979 batch IAS officer of the Orissa cadre who was currently Special Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
He has also been an Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
Before that, he held the charge of Managing Director, Orissa State Disaster Mitigation Authority and Commissioner, Higher Education Department.
Mr. Sanyal has a Diploma in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge and also holds an MPhil degree in Social Sciences from Punjab University. [Source]