• Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) was on Friday appointed as new Coal Secretary vice Sumanta Choudhury (IAS:1985:WB). The replacement came as a surprise leaving people in corridors clueless about the reason for Choudhury’s ouster.  


    Presently Jain is serving as Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change.

  • The NaMo administration on Thursday cleared the appointment of as many as ten officers as General Manager Railways. Accordingly;

    1. Rajiv Kumar Vyas (IRSS) appointed as GM, Rail Wheel Factory (Yelhanka)
    2. John Thomas (IRSEE) appointed as GM, Southern Railway (Chennai)
    3. Suneet Sharma (IRSME) appointed as GM, Eastern Railway (Howrah). Presently he is GM Modern Coach Factory (Rae Bareli)
    4. G Banerjee (IRSEE) appointed as GM South East Central Railway (Bilaspur)
    5. R Gupta (IRSME) appointed as GM, Rail Coach Factory (Kapoorthala)
    6. Sanjeev Mittal (IRSE) appointed as GM, Central Railway, Mumbai
    7. V M Srivastva (IRSEE) appointed as GM, Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareli Vice Suneet Sharma
    8. Sanjay Kumar Mohanty (IRTS) appointed as GM, South Eastern Railway, Garden Reach, Kolkata
    9. Anand Prakash (IRSE) appointed as GM, North Western Railway (Jaipur)
    10. Y P Singh (IRSSE) appointed as GM, CORE, Allahabad

  • Sunil Kumar Sarder (Chief Engineer, Civil), an IRSE officer, was on Thursday appointed as CMD, Bridge & Roof on absorption basis till the date of his retirement i.e. 31.03.2021. 

  • The NaMo administration on Wednesday appointed Subodh Kumar (IAS:2010:TN) as Private Secretary to D V sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Chemicals & Petro-chemicals for a period of four years at Deputy Secretary level.

  • The central deputation tenure of Ms Bandana Preyashi (IAS:2003:BH) was on Tuesday extended for a period of three months beginning 06.10.2019; 05 years 03 months tenure outside cadre. She is working as Director in the Department of Economic Affairs.

  • The NaMo administration on Monday cleared the appointment of Ajay Kumar Singh as Press Secretary to the President of India on contract basis initially for a period of one year.

    Further, K M Mahesh (IRS IT:2003) was appointed as Private Secretary to Prakash Javadekar in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change at Director level for a period up to 19.10.2020. Presently, Mahesh is Director, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

    Union Textiles Minister Ms Smriti Irani also got OSD in  Ms Shah Devanshi Viren (a private person) on co-terminus basis with the term of minister.

  • The NaMo administration on Thursday extended the tenure (re-employment) of G Narayana Raju as Secretary, Legislative Department for a period of six months beyond 30.09.2019 i.e. upto 31.03.2020.

  • Dr Ananda Deshpande was on Thursday re-appointed as Part Time Member Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for a period of three years beyond 11.09.2019. 

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