• The NaMo administration on Thursday announced the appointment of four Judicial Members on the National Green Tribunal (NGT) as follows:

    1. Justice Keloth Puthen Pura Jyotindranath- Retd Judge, Kerala High Court

    2. Justice Prakash Chandra Jaiswal- Retd Judge, Patna High Court
    3. Justice Sheo Kumar Singh- Retd Judge Allahabad High Court
    4. Justice Vinod Goel- Retd Judge Delhi High Court 

    Including these four new judicial members the number of judicial members on the NGT has risen to eight, including the chairperson. The NGT also has four expert members.

    According to the NGT Act 2010 the Tribunal is to have a full-time chairperson and up to 20 judicial and expert members each and not less than 10 of either.

  • The NaMo administration on Wednesday assigned the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution to Pawan Kumar Agarwal (lAS:1985:WB) from 27.02.2020 to 09.03.2020 during the period of absence on leave of Ravi Kant (lAS:1984:BH).

    Presently, he is Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs.

  • The NaMo administration on Wednesday prematurely repatriated Venkata Ravi Talla, lRS (C&CE:2001) to  his parent cadre. 

    Presently, he is working as Director (Auctions), Tobacco Board, Bengaluru under the Department of Commerce

  • The NaMo administration on Tuesday prematurely repatriated Monmohan Sachdeva (ICoAS:1996), Director, Department of Economic Affairs, to his parent cadre to avail the benefits of promotion.

  • The NaMo administration on Monday cleared the appointment of A K Srivastava (IFS:1997:TN) was appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer of National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) for a combined tenure of six years ending 08.03.2023.

    Further, Arbind Prasad (ITS:1994) was appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer of Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited (Ranchi) for an initial period of three years.

  • Ms Kavita Singh (IAS:2004:PB) was on Monday appointed as Director in Cabinet Secretariat for a period of five years.

  • Vipul Aggarwal (lPS:2001:GJ) was on Monday appointed as Deputy CEO (Director level) in the National Health Authority (NHA) under the D/o Health and Family Welfare for a period of 5 years

  • The NaMo administration on Monday announced the appointment of 17 officers to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries and departments:

    1. Navneet Mohan Kothari (lAS:2001:MP) appointed as  Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for an overall tenure of five years upto 18.04.2021. Kothari replaces  Ashutosh Jindal (IAS:1995:TR). 
    2. Rohit Yadav (IAS:2002:CG) appointed as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office on lateral shift basis  for a period ending 31.07.2023.  Presently he is working as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Steel.
    3. Baldeo Purushartha (lAS:2002:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs for a tenure of five years. He replaces K V Pratap (IES:1992). Presently, he is Divisional Commissioner, Jalandhar, Govt of Punjab. 
    4. Ms Neerja Sekhar (lAS:1993:HY) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting for a tenure of five years. She replaces Ashok Kumar Parmar (IAS:1992:JK).
    5. N B S Rajput (lAS:1999:OR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances for a tenure of five years. He replaces  V Shashank Shekhar (lAS:1996:NL).
    6. K V Pratap (IES:1992), Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, laterally shifted to Ministry of Home Affairs for an overall tenure of five years upto 23.11.2022. Pratap replaces Amitabh Kharkwal (IPoS:1989).
    7. Ms. Sushma Taishete (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, (Mumbai) for an overall tenure of five years upto 05.07.2023 by downgrading a vacant post of AS in the Department. She replaces Mervin Alexander S (lPoS(1987) who prematurely repatriated to parent cadre. Presently, she is working as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice.
    8. Deepak Kapoor (IA&AS:1998) appointed as Additional CEO, GeM SPV, (JS level) under the Department of Commerce for a tenure of five years. He replaces S Suresh Kumar (lAS:2000:AP).
    9. Surendra K Ahirwar (IRTS:1997) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce for an overall tenure of five years upto 08.01.2023. The post has been temporarily upgraded from Director to Joint Secretary level for a period of two years (initially).
    10. Ms Aditi Das Rout (ITS:1986) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure upto her superannuation on 30.11.2023. She replaces S C Barmma (IPoS:1987).
    11. Satish Singh (IRSME:1996) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence, for an overall tenure of five years upto 12.10.2022. He replaces Ashok Kumar Singh (lAS:1999:KL).
    12. Ms Mukta Shekhar (IRAS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution for a tenure of five years vice  Kamal Datta (IFoS:1994:UT)
    13. Atul Saxena (IRSS:1991) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries for an overall tenure of five years upto 30.06.2021 by temporary upgrading the Director level post.
    14. Purushottam Tiwary (IA&AS:1996) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry for a tenure of five years. He replaces Pravin Laxminarayan Agrawal (IFS:1994:TR).
    15. Niraj Kumar Gayagi (IDAS:1997) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice for a tenure of five years. He replaces Ms Sushma Taishete (CSS).
    16. Charanpreet Singh Bakshi (IRS C&CE:1992) appointed as Joint Secretary Ministry of Minority Affairs for a tenure of five years vice Jan-e-Alam (lAS:1991:NL).
    17. Sanjay Kumar Jain (IRTS:1990) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises for a tenure of five years vice Madhukar Gupta (lAS:1985:RJ) consequent on completion of his tenure.
    18. Tanweer Qamar Mohammad (IPoS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation for a tenure of five years vice Arun Kumar Yadav (lAS:1987:SK). 

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