Finally the Prime Minister has cleared the review empanelment of four 1983 batch IAS officers for posts of Secretary/Secretary equivalent and a formal announcement to this effect was made today.
Accordingly, Jagdip Narayan Singh (Chief Secretary, Gujarat) and Dinesh Kumar Jain (ACS, Finance, Maharashtra Govt) have been empanelled for posting as Secretary whereas Binoy Kumar (AP cadre), Raghvendra Singh (WB cadre) and Ms. Nutan Guha Biswas (UT cadre) have been empanelled as Secretary equivalent. In addition, Ms Nilima Jauhri (IAS:1979:RJ) has also been empanelled as Secretary Equivalent.
It may be noted that on 18 July 2016, the ACC had empanelled 31 officers as Secretary and 11 as Secretary equivalent. Further, on 19 August, Ajeya Kallam (AP) was empanelled as Secretary equivalent. With the clearance of these four names as Secretary & Secretary equivalent, the 1983 batch has a total of 32 officers as Secretary and 14 as Secretary equivalent.