Nita Kapoor, a 1973 batch Indian Defence Accounts Service officer, on Monday took over as new Secretary for Defence Finance.
Kapoor was hitherto Controller General of Defence Accounts, a Defence Ministry release said.
With varied experience in the government service, she has worked in Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Science and Technology, UPSC, and National Commission for Women.
She also served as Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Western Command) at Chandigarh and as Additional Controller General of Defence Accounts.
An alumnus of city-based National Defence College, Kapoor brings with her bureaucratic experience of almost 37 years.
She is the first woman officer ever from the Northeast to become Secretary for Defence Finance, the release added.