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Major JS level appointments cleared: 31 officers on the list

By Indian Mandarins- 20 Jan 2020
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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Monday cleared the appointment of 31 Joint Secretary level appointments as follows:

  1. Bharat H Khera (lAS:1995:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 17.11.2021. He replaces Chandra Shekhar Kumar (IAS:1992:OR).
  2. Vimalendra Anand Patwardhan (IA&AS:1996) appointed as Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser (JS&FA), Ministry of Civil Aviation for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 25.10.2022. He replaces Arun Kumar (lAS:1989:HY).
  3. Nagaraju Maddirala (lAS:1993:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal for a tenure of five years. Nagaraju replaces Ashish Upadhyay (lAS:1989:MP)
  4. S Suresh Kumar (lAS:2000:AP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 23.07.2021. He replaces  Rajneesh (lAS:1997:HP).
  5. Vineet Mathur (IPoS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs for a tenure of five years by upgrading a vacant post of Director and to be adjusted against the next likely vacancy of JS in the department.
  6. Ms. Sanjukta Mudgal (IFS:1990:MP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture for a tenure upto her superannuation on 31.03.2024. She replaces Pranav Khullar (IP&TA&FS:1993).
  7. Puneet Agarwal (lAS:1998:TR)  appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 24.10.2021. He replaces  Shantanu (lAS:1997:TR).
  8. Vishal Gagan (lAS:1998:OR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence for a tenure of five years. He replaces Bharat H Khera (lAS:1995:HP). 
  9. Subodh Kumar Singh (lAS:1997:CG) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution for a tenure of five years. He replaces Suresh Kumar Vashist (IAS:1998:OR).
  10. Nipun Vinayak (lAS:2001:MH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare for a tenure of five years. He replaces Sudhansh Pant (lAS:1991:RJ)
  11. Ms. Padmaja Singh (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare for a tenure upto her superannuation on 31.10.2024. She replaces  Ms Vandana Gurnani (lAS:1991:KN).
  12. Chandra Shekhar Kumar (lAS:1992:OR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 29.01.2024 by upgrading a vacant post of Director in the Department and to be adjusted against the next likely vacancy of JS in the department.
  13. Ashok Kumar Parmar (lAS:1992:JK) appointed as Advisor (JS level), Inter State Council Secretariat under the Ministry of Home Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 22.03.2022 by downgrading a vacant post of Advisor, vice R Rajagopal (IAS:1984:TN).
  14. Ashutosh Agnihotri (lAS:1999:AM) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for a tenure of five years. He replaces S C L Das (lAS:1992:UT).
  15. Pravash Prashun Pandey (IRPS:1992) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice for a tenure of five years. He replaces Sadanand Vasant Date (IPS:1990:MH).
  16. Shantanu (lAS:1997:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Military Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 27.03.2024.
  17. Rajeev Singh Thakur (lAS:1995:RJ) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Military Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 03.12.2022.
  18. R K Khandelwal (lAS:1989:BH) appointed as Joint Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) under the Ministry of Home Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 20.09.2022. He replaces Dilip Kumar (lAS:1995:PB).
  19. Ms. Meenakshi Jolly (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Official Language for a tenure of five years vice J P Agrawal (CSS).
  20. Ms. Meena Balimane Sharma (IDES:1992) appointed as Additional Secretary (JS level), Central Information Commission under DoPT for a tenure of five years vice Shanti Priye Beck (IRSSE:1992).
  21. Tanmay Kumar (lAS:1993:RJ) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, for a tenure of five years vice Arun Kumar Verma (IFoS:1986:GJ).
  22. Manoj Sahay (IA&AS:1994) appointed as Director (A&F), NHIDCL (JS level), under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways for a tenure of five years vice Satya Brata Sahu (IAS:1991:OR).
  23. Ashish Kumar Goel (lAS:1995:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development for a tenure of five years vice Kamran Rizvi (lAS:1991:UP).
  24. Santosh Kumar Yadav (lAS:1995:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy for a tenure of five years vice Sanjay Kumar (IAS:1992:NL).
  25. Balachandra Subramoney Iyer (IRPS:1994) appointed as Deputy Director General (JS level), Department of Telecommunications for a tenure of five years vice R K Khandelwal (lAS:1989:BH).
  26. Hari Ranjan Rao (lAS:1994:MP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Telecommunications for a tenure of five years or until further orders. He replaces Amit Yadav (lAS:1991:UT).
  27. Rakesh Kumar Verma (lAS:1993:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism for a tenure of five years vice B Suman (lAS:1996:KL)
  28. Subodh Yadav (lAS:1999:KN) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for a tenure of five years vice Akhil Kumar (IPS:1994:UP)
  29. Vinayan J (IRTS:1994) appointed as ED (Admin), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) (JS level), Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for a tenure of five years . He replaces Rajiv Kishore (IRPS:1988).
  30. Ashok Kumar Singh (lAS:1999:KL) appointed as ED (Projects), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) (JS level), Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 21.01.2022. He replaces G Asok Kumar (IAS:1991:TG).
  31. Manoj Sethi (ICAS:1993) appointed as Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser (JS&FA) Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports for a tenure of five years. He replaces Ms Kiran Soni Gupta (lAS:1985:RJ).

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