The Appointments Committee headed by Prime Minister on Friday effected major reshuffle in the rank of Additional Secretary which includes IAS, IDAS, ICAS, IA&AS & IFoS officers. Accordingly;
Rabindra Panwar (IAS:1985:BH) has been elevated (in-situ) as Additional Secretary in Ministry of Defence. Panwar replaces Suresh Kumar (IAS:1986:JK)
Suresh Kumar (IAS:1986:JK) laterally shifted as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal. Suresh Kumar replaces Amarendra Kumar Dubey (IAS:1982:KL) who was appointed as OSD in the Dept of Youth Affairs and set succeed Ravindra Gupta (IAS:1979:UD) as Secretary on 01 October 2016.
Sanjiv Nandan Sahai (IAS:1986:UT) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industries vice Arvind Mehta (IAS:1984:HP) who is set to repatriate to home cadre (Himachal Pradesh) next week.
Sanjeeva Kumar (IAS:1986:AM) appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare against the vacancy on appointment of C K Mishra (IAS:1983:BH) as Union Health Secretary. Kumar currently serves in his cadre state (Assam).
Upendra Prasad Singh (IAS:1985:OR) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authority; a newly created post under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. Probably NaMo administration has chosen him for the critical though highly technical task keeping in view his educational background. Singh holds B. Tech from IIT Kanpur. Currently he serves in the same ministry.
Udai Pratap Singh (IAS:1984:JH) laterally shifted from Ministry of Tourism to the Ministry of Urban Development as Vice Chairman, Delhi Development Authority (DDA). Currently he serves as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism. He replaces Arun Goel (IAS:1985:PB) as VC, DDA.
Arun Goel (IAS:1985:PB) has been laterally shifted from Ministry of Urban Development (DDA, VC) to Ministry of Labour & Employment as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor vice Ms Meenakshi Gupta (IA&AS:1984). The post has been upgraded from Jt Secretary to Additional Secretary level for a period of two years.
Arun Goyal (IAS:1985:UT) has been appointed as Additional Secretary in GST Council; a newly created post under Central Staffing Scheme. He has been laterally shifted from his current post; Project Monitoring Group, Cabinet Secretariat.
Ms. Meenakshi Gupta (IA&AS:1984), Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Labour & Employment has been appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertlizers vice Gajendra Bhujbal (IES:1981) on his superannuation on 31 October 2016.
Sumanta Chaudhuri (IAS:1985:WB) has been appointed as MD, Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary under Central Staffing Scheme. Chaudhary is cuurently serving in his cadre state.
Ashok Pai (IFoS:1983:UD) has been laterally appointed (laterally) as CEO, National Waqf Development Corporation Limited (NAWADCO), Ministry of Minority Affairs in the rank & pay of Additional Secretary. Currently, he serves as Jt Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.
Ms. Anuradha Mitra (IDAS:1984) has been elevated (in-situ) as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology by upgrading the JS level post.
Ms. Vandana Sharma (ICAS:1984) elevated (in-situ) as Additional Secretary, Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare. The Jt Secretary level post has been upgraded temporarly for a period of two years.