• New Delhi (26.10.2021): The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) cleared the proposal for the appointment and extension as follows:

    • Rajiv Ranjan Jha (ED, PFC) was appointed as Director (Projects) in Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) till the date of his superannuation i.e. 30.04.2026.
    • Ashesh Agarwal (IRSME) was appointed to the post of General Manager (GM), Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala.
    • The central deputation tenure of Dharmesh Makwana (ITS:1999) was extended for a period of three months beyond 30.11.2021. Presently, he is working as Director, Department of Consumer Affairs.
    • Biju George (GM, MDL) was appointed to the post of Director (Shipbuilding), Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) for a period of five years or till the date of superannuation. (Updated: 1825 Hrs)

    • Prof Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta was appointed as Director, SNBNCBS for a period of 05 years or till the date of her superannuation. Presently, he is Senior Professor, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences. (Updated: 1830 Hrs)

    • Sudhir Kumar Rai (ITS:1996) prematurely repatriated to parent cadre. Presently, he is working as Director in the Ministry of Home Affairs(Updated: 1845 Hrs)

    • The tenure of Ms Vidushi Chaturvedi (IP&TA&FS:1998) as Director, Department of Health & Family Welfare, was curtailed on her selection to the post of Deputy Director General (JS Equivalent) in UIDAI on a deputation basis for a period up to 20.03.2025. (Updated: 1850 Hrs)

    • Dr Vinod Bahade (IFS:2007), presently working as Director in the Ministry of Steel, was prematurely repatriated to his parent cadre i.e. Ministry of External Affairs with 'extended cooling off' and accordingly he will be eligible for another deputation only after 17.03.2026. (Updated: 1930 Hrs)

    • The tenure of Sridhar Babu Addanki (IAS:2008:UD), presently Executive Director, Tobacco Board (Guntur), was extended for a period of one-year w.e.f. 12.09.2021 i.e. combined tenure of 5 years outside the cadre. (Updated: 2037 Hrs)

    • The ACC accepted the resignation of Raghavendra Singh (Retd lAS:1983:WB) as Chief Executive Officer, Development of Museums and Cultural Spaces (CEO-DMCS) w.e.f. 08.10.2021. (Updated: 2155 Hrs)

    •  The post of CEO, DMCS was abolished in the Apex scale and the post was restored as Director General (DG), National Museum in Higher Administrative Grade along with its Recruitment Rules (RRs). (Updated: 2155 Hrs)
    • The additional charge of the post of Director-General, National Museum, New Delhi was assigned to Partha Sarthi Sensharma (lAS:1994:UP) for a period of six months w.e.f. 13.10.2021 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent. Presently, Sensharma is Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Culture. (Updated: 2200 Hrs)
    • The additional charge of the post of Director, Nehru Memorial Museum Library (NMML) was given to Ms. Lily Pandeya (lRPS:1998), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, for a period of six months w.e.f. 12.10.2021 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent. (Updated: 2200 Hrs)

  • New Delhi (22.10.2021): Notifications issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on Friday as follows:-

    The Central Deputation tenure of Khushwant Singh Sethi (IFS:1990:TR), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, was extended for a period of three months beyond 21.12.2021.

  • New Delhi (21.10.2021): The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet on Thursday cleared the appointment of seven GMs and CGMs to the post of Executive Director in various public-sector banks. The list of officials appointed goes as follows:

    1. Rajneesh Karnatak (CGM, PNB) was appointed as Executive Director in Union Bank of India for a period of three years.
    2. Roy Joydeep Dutta (CGM, Bank of Baroda) was appointed as Executive Director in Bank of Baroda for a period of three years.
    3. Nidhu Saxena (GM, UCO Bank) was appointed as Executive Director in Union Bank of India for a period of three years beginning 01 .02.2022.
    4. Kalyan Kumar (CGM, Union Bank of India) was appointed as Executive Director in Punjab National Bank for a period of three years.
    5. Ashwani Kumar (CGM, PNB) was appointed as Executive Director in Indian Bank for a period of three years.
    6. Yadav Ramjass (CGM, Bank of Baroda) was appointed as Executive Director in Punjab & Sind Bank.
    7. Asheesh Pandey (CGM, Union Bank of India) was appointed as Executive Director in Bank of Maharashtra for a period of three years w.e.f. 01.01.2022.

  • New Delhi (20.10.2021): Notifications issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on Wednesday as follows:-
    • Mehmood Ahmed (IP&TA&FS:1993) was assigned with the additional charge of the post of Managing Director, National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited for a period of three months ending 31.12.2021. Presently, he is working as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). The post fell vacant after K K Pathak (IAS:1991:BH) was prematurely repatriated to cadre state (Bihar). 

  • 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.

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