T. Venkatesh has assumed charge as executive director of the Tobacco Board of India.
Previously, Venkatesh worked as chief electoral officer of Uttar Pradesh.
He will be supported in his duties by Secretary C.S.S. Patnaik, Manager B.N. Mitra, and Manager (auctions) K. Ravi Kumar.
The appointment has come at a time of uncertainty over changes in the board’s administrative structure.