The Appointment Committee of Cabinet has effected massive appointments and reshuffle (including in-situ promotion from Director to JS, lateral-shifting, repatriation) as follows:
Arun Singhal (IAS:1987:UP) appointed as Jt Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare for a period of five years vice K C Samaria (IAS:1993:AM).
Nikunja Kishore Sundaray (IAS:1987:OR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises for a period of five years by upgrading one post of Joint Development Commissioner (JDC) vice Ramesh Pandey in Development Commissioner (MSME).
Dharitri Panda (ICAS:1987) appointed as Additional FA & Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence (Finance) on lateral shift basis for a period up to 06 November 2019. She replaces Rajnish Kumar (IDAS:1984).
Aramane Giridhar (IAS:1988:AP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat for a period of five years vice Alok Tandon (IAS:1986:UP)
V G Reddy (IRSSE:1985) appointed as Deputy Director General, UIDAI on lateral shift basis for a tenure ending 10 June 2020. He replaces Alok Chaturvedi (IAS:1985:IDAS)
Dinesh Bisht (IPS:1987:BH), currently serving as Jt Secretary in Ministry of Monority Affairs repatriated to his parent cadre (Bihar) with immediate effect.
Ali Raza Rizvi (IAS:1988:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce on lateral shift basis for a period ending 30 Sept 2019 vice Ravi Capoor, lAS (AM:1986)
Rajit Punhani (IAS:1991:BH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment on lateral shift basis for a period up to 07 October 2019 vice Dheeraj Kumar, lAS (TN:1993)
R K Sinha (IDAS:1991) appointed as Additional Secretary (JS level), UPSC under Department of Personnel & Trainin vice R K Arora (IDAS:1990)
Dilip Sharma (IRS IT:1992) appointed as Director General, Election Commission of India for a period of three years by converting one CSS post vice P K Dash (IRS IT:1982) to a Non-CSS post.
K C Samaria (IAS:1993:AM) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs on lateral for period up to 27 July 2019 vice Dinesh Bist (IPS:1987:BH).
Sanjay Kumar (IAS:1995:TG) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation for a period of five years vice B K Agarwal, lAS (HP:1985).
Lav Agarwal (IAS:1996:AP) appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare vice Anshu Prakash (IAS:1986:UT) who appointed as Additional Secretary, Dept of Heavy Industry on 14 July 2016.
Ms Rakhee Gupta Bhandari (IAS:1997:PB) laterally shifted from Ministry of Home to Ministry of Minority Affairs for the balance period of her combined seven year central deputation tenure up to 30.04.2017. She replaces Rakesh Mohan (IA&AS:1987) in Minority Affairs.
Suresh Kumar Vashist, lAS (OR:1998) appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution for a period up to 16 September 2019. He replaces Late Sri U K S Chauhan, a 1986 batch Kerala cadre IAS officer who passed away this year.
V Sheshadri (IAS:1999:TG) in-situ promoted to Joint Secretary in Prime Minister’s Office. For Sheshadri a JS post (vacant) was transferred from Dept of Atomic Energy to PMO.
Brajendra Navnit (IAS:1999:TN) promoted, in-situ, to Joint Secretary in PMO for a tenure ending 02 July 2019. The post of Director is upgraded to JS.
Syed Ali Murtaza Rizvi (IAS:1999:TG) appointed as Jt Secretary Cabinet Secretariat for a tenure ending 19 August 2019. He replaces Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi (IAS:1986:BH) in cabinet Secretariat.
Sudhir Kumar (IAS:1999:AGMUT) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare for the from the balance period of his overall five year central deputation tenure up to 16 March 2010. He replaces Ms Dharitri Panda (ICAS:1987) in MpHFW.
Ashish Chatterjee (IAS:1999:TN), PS to Union Commerce Minister, appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for a tenure up to 15 April 2019. The post of Dy Secretary/Director has been upgraded to JS rank. The DS/Dir rank post had fallen vacant after Prashant M Lokhande (IAS:2001:AGMUT)was appointed as Counsellor in Indian Embassy in Beijing.
Ms Anshu Sinha (IAS:1989:MH) appointed Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting for a period up to 29 January 2017. Ms Sinha (Director, Govt of India) replaces Ms R Jaya (IAS:1995:TN) who repatriated to Tamil Nadu last month.
E Ramseh Kumar (IAS:1999:MP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries for a tenure ending 02 June 2019. He replaces Sanjay Bhoosreddy (IAS:1989:UP) who recently moved to MMTC as CVO.
Navdeep Rinwa (lAS:1999:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family welfare. He will replace Ali Raja Rizvi (lAS:1988:HP)