Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission secretary-cum-scientific director Dr. Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi was appointed the new Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Wednesday.
The ACC order said that "The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has consented to the proposal for appointing Dr. Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi as the Drugs Controller (India) at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)." It also mentions that his appointment will be in effect from the date he accepts the charge till he gains the age of superannuation on February 28, 2025, or until the next orders, whichever is earlier.
The DCGI governs the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), which is responsible for guaranteeing quality drug supply throughout the country; and holds the authority to give approval to new drugs and regulate clinical trials.
Dr. Rajeev completed his bachelor's and Master's studies at IIT-BHU, Varanasi, and his Ph.D. at New Delhi's National Institute of Immunology. After serving seven years at the National Institute of Immunology, he entered the leading Indian multinational pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., where he worked for 12 years. Later, he moved to Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, Hyderabad, serving again for 11 glorious years.
Dr. Raghuvanshi has
expertise in dosage form design and development, mainly in pharmaceutical
innovation. He has been developing various kinds of products like oral solids,
oral liquids, topicals, injections, nasal sprays, auto-injectors, sublingual,
mouth dissolve, extended-release, and delayed-release for multinational
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