Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi became the new Drugs Controller General of India

Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi became the new Drugs Controller General of India

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Category : Appointment/Resignation Published on: February 02 2023

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  • The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted interviews for the appointment of the Drugs Controller General of India.
  • The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recommended the name of Dr. Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi as the new Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
  • On November 11, last year, Dr VG Somani's term as DCGI was extended for three months, coming into effect on November 16, 2022. 
  • This was done for the second time, as he had also gotten an extension in the month of August 2022.
  • Dr VG Somani was appointed as the Drugs Controller General of India in the month of August 2019.
  • DCGI heads the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), which is responsible for ensuring the quality of drug supply across the country. 
  • It also has the authority to give approval to new drugs and regulate clinical trials.
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