Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Anupriya Patel hasn’t succeeded in having a PS of her choice -just like those who have been usually considered to enjoy PM’s trust and confidence.
Power corridors are abuzz that the minister tried her level best to have a PS of her own choice and did not want T J Kavitha (IFoS:2000: RJ) as her PS. May it be noted that a heavyweight cabinet minister wanted Kavitha to be appointed as PS. When the request was made through some senior officer that a particular officer be made PS to MoS, he was scolded. But Anupriya had to finally give in and appoint Kavitha as a PS..