Power Secretary Pradeep Kumar Pujari was on Friday given additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

The move comes after former Telecom Secretary JS Deepak was named India's next Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The competent authority has approved assignment of additional charge of Secretary, DoT to Pujari with immediate effect, an order issued by Personnel Ministry said.

Pujari is a 1981 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.

Deepak, a 1982 batch IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh cadre, was on March 1, shifted from the Telecom Ministry and made Officer on Special Duty in the Commerce department.