R K Mathur (IAS MT;77)given additional charge as Secretary,Department of Defence Production till November,2014 apart from his present charge as Defence Secretary,Ministry of Defence.
Born on November 25, 1953, he has done his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and M.Tech in Industrial Engineering from IIT, Delhi.
He also holds a Master in Business Administration from ICPE, Slovenia. From 2000 till August, 2008, he served in Tripura in various departments as Principal Secretary and later as Chief Secretary.
As Secretary (Defence Production), Mr Mathur has been involved in modernisation process of the defence public sector undertakings and Ordnance Factories under his department.
He was instrumental in proposing changes in the Defence Procurement Procedures for making acquisition process more transparent and enhancing indigenisation of defence production.