• New Delhi (14.10.2021): Notifications issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on Thursday are as follows:-

    • Ms Rohini R Bhajibhakare (IAS:2008:TN) was appointed as Private Secretary to Mrs. Annapurna Devi, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Education for a period ending 27.11.2023. Presently, she is working as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Higher Education.
    • The additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy to K Sanjay Murthy (lAS:1989:HP) during the period of absence on leave of Ms. Anita Karwal (lAS:1988:GJ) from 15.10.2021 to 24.10.2021. Presently, Murthy is Secretary, Department of Higher Education.  



  • New Delhi (14.10.2021): Ngulkham Jathom Gangte (IFS:1994), has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Libya with residence in Tunis while Nagma Mohamed Mallick (IFS:1991) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Lithuania with residence in Warsaw.

    At present, Nagma is Ambassador of India to the Republic of Poland while Gangte is Ambassador of India to the Republic of Tunisia. Both the officers are expected to take up the assignment shortly.

  • New Delhi (13.10.2021): Notifications issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on Wednesday are as follows:-

    • Ms. Punya Salila Srivastava (lAS:1993:AGMUT) as Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on a lateral-shift basis for the balance tenure of her Central deputation i.e. up to 02.11.2023. Presently, she is working as Additional Secretary, Department of Home, Ministry of Home Affairs.
    • Hrisheekesh Arvind Modak (lAS:2008:MN), Deputy Secretary in the  Department of Personnel and Training, was laterally shifted to Prime Minister's Office for the balance period of his deputation tenure of four years i.e. up to 20.01.2025.
    • Rajesh Kumar Sahu (IRS C&CE::2010) was laterally shifted from the Department of Tourism to Prime Minister's Office for the balance period of his deputation tenure of four years (i.e. 04.06.2024). Presently, he is Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism.


  • New Delhi (12.10:2021): The NaMo administration on Tuesday effected a major Joint Secretary level reshuffle. The list of officers reshuffled goes as follows:

    1. Ritesh Chauhan (IAS:2005:HP) was appointed as CEO, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Joint Secretary, Agriculture under the Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, for a combined tenure of seven years ending 22.09.2023. He replaces Ashish Kumar  Bhutani (IAS:1992:AM)
    2. Vipul Bansal (IAS:2005:KN) was appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, for an overall tenure of five years up to 18.01.2022. Bansal replaces Keshav Chandra (IAS:1995:UT). Bansal’s tenure may further be extended for two additional years on the availability of cadre clearance from the State Government.
    3. Ms Uma Nanduri (IFS:1993:OR) was appointed as Joint Secretary, the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Secretariat under the Ministry of Culture, for a tenure of five years.
    4. Amitesh Kumar Sinha (IRAS :1997) was appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology for a combined tenure of seven years ending 09.10.2023. He replaces Gopala Krishnan S (IAS:1991:TN)
    5. Sameer Shukla (IAS:2005:KN) was appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services for an overall tenure of five years ending 21.02.2023. He replaces, Madnesh Kumar Mishra (IRS IT:1990). Shukla’s tenure in DFS may be extended for another two years subject to the cadre clearance.
    6. Ms Saumya Gupta (IAS:2004:TR) was appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, for a tenure of five years.
    7. Ashish Kumar (IAS:2005:TN) was appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, for an overall tenure of five years ending 27.08.2022. Ashish replaces PK Srivastava (IAS:1988:AM). His tenure may be further extended for another two years subject to cadre clearance from State Government.
    8. Harish Chandra Chaudhary (IFS:1992:AM) appointed as Joint Secretary, NHRC under the Ministry of Home Affairs for a tenure of five years vice  R K Khandelwal (IAS:1989:BH)
    9. Kuldip Narayan (IAS:2005:BH) was appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for an overall tenure of five years ending 20.08.2024 vice Amrit Abhijat (IAS:1995:UP)
    10. Ms Vandana Kumar (IDAS:1992) was appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy for a combined tenure of seven years ending 21.07.2023 vice  Amitesh Kumar Sinha (IRAS:1997).
    11. Pawan Kumar Sain (IAS:2005:UT) was appointed as Joint Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister, NITI Aayog, for a combined tenure of seven years ending 24.07.2022. He replaces Ms Sumita Misra (IAS:1990:HY).
    12. N Yuvaraj (IAS:2005:AP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals for a combined tenure ending 04.11.2023 vice Navdeep Rinwa (IAS:1999:UP)
    13. Ms Meera Mohanty (IAS:2005:HP) was appointed (in-situ) as Joint Secretary, Prime Minister's Office, for a combined tenure ending 01.05.2022 from the date of assumption of the charge of the post by temporarily upgrading the post of Director to JS level.

  • New Delhi (12.10.2021): Notifications issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on Tuesday are as follows:-

    • Amit Khare (Retd lAS: 1985: JH) was on Tuesday appointed as Advisor to the Prime Minister in Prime Minister's Office initially for a period of two years on a contract basis.
    • Hoshiar Singh (ITS: 1994) was on Tuesday prematurely repatriated to parent cadre i.e. Department of Telecommunications. Presently, he is Registrar, Copyright Office under the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

  • New Delhi (11.10.2021): Ramu Abbagani (IFS:2001), presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, was on Monday appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Dominican Republic.

  • New Delhi (11.10.2021): The NaMo administration on Sunday notified the appointment of Judicial and Technical members in National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). The list of members appointed and posts to various benches goes as follows:

    JUDICIAL MEMBER:

    1. Justice (Retd) Telaprolu Rajani- Amrawathi Bench
    2. Justice (Retd) Pradeep Narahari Deshmukh- Mumbai
    3. Justice (Retd) Ramathilagam- Chennai
    4. Dharminder Singh- Delhi
    5. Harnam Singh Thakur- Chandigarh
    6. P Mohan Raj- Cuttak
    7. Rohit Kapoor- Kolkata
    8. Deep Chandra Joshi- Jaipur
    9. Venkata Ramkrishna 
    10. Badarinath Nandula- Hyderabad
    11. Kishore Vemulapalli- Mumbai

    TECHNICAL MEMBER:

    1. Ajai Das Mehrotra (Ex PCCIT)- Ahmedabad
    2. Balraj Joshi (Ex CMD, NHPC)- Kolkata
    3. Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar (Ex DG, CRPF)- Delhi
    4. Subrata Kumar Dash- Chandigarh
    5. Avinash Kumar Srivastava (Ex Union Secretary)- Delhi)
    6. Shree Prakash Singh- Indore
    7. Sameer Kakkar- Chennai
    8. Manoj Kumar Dubey- Bengaluru
    9. Kaushalendra Kumar Singh- Ahmedabad
    10. Mrs Anuradha Sanjay Bhatia- Mumbai

  • New Delhi (09.10.2021): The NaMo administration on Saturday revoked its decision on repatriation of Ms Juthika Patankar (IAS:1988:UP), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The Centre had on 29.09.2021 notified her repatriated to parent cadre.

    Centre’s decision assumes importance in the backdrop of Ms Patankar’s empanelment for holding Secretary equivalent post at Centre last week.

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