10 March 2023 | News
Ratan Watal’s deep experience will accelerate new TB cures in India
TB Alliance, a New York based global not-for-profit organisation, has appointed Ratan P. Watal to its Board of Directors.
Ratan P. Watal is presently Chairman, Central Vista Oversight Committee, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
He has more than four decades of experience working in and advising the Indian government, including in the areas of health and finance.
He has earlier held various key positions that included - Member Secretary of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Government of India, Principal Adviser (Social sector, including health) in NITI Aayog and Secretary (Expenditure) in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Watal has been appointed as the Principle Adviser for social sector in Niti Aayog in 2016. A retired IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, Watal had been the Finance Secretary between August 2015 and April 2016.