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Major Secretary-level reshuffle effected in Govt of India

By IndianMandarins- 15 Sep 2022
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New Delhi (15.09.2022): The Narendra Modi Administration on Thursday effected a major Secretary-level reshuffle. The list of officers reshuffled goes as follows:
  • Union Commerce Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam (lAS:1987:CG) was appointed as CMD, India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) on a contract basis for a period of two years in the rank and pay of Secretary upon his superannuation on 30.09.2022.
  • Arun Singhal (lAS:1987:UP) was appointed as Secretary, Department of Fertilizers. Presently, he is CEO, FSSAI under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 
  • Atul Kumar Tiwari (IAS:1990:KN) was appointed Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vice Rajesh Aggarwal (lAS:1989:MH). Presently, he is Special Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • Sunil Barthwal (IAS:1989:BH) was appointed as OSD in the Department of Commerce. He will succeed BVR Subrahmanyam upon his superannuation on 30.09.2022.
  • Ms Anjali Bhawra (IAS:1988:PB) was appointed as Secretary, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment. Presently, she is Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Rajesh Kumar Singh (IAS:1989:KL), presently in the cadre, was appointed as Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying.
  • Mukhmeet Singh Bhatia (IAS:1990:JH) was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs. Currently, he is DG, Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) under the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
  • Ms Arti Ahuja (lAS:1990:OR) replaced Sunil Barthwal (lAS:1989:BH) as Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment upon his appointment as OSD in the Department of Commerce. Currently, Ms Ahuja is Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals.
  • Arun Baroka (IAS:1990:UT) was appointed as Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals vice Ms Arti Ahuja. Presently, Baroka is Special Secretary, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  • Vijoy Kumar Singh (IAS:1990:PB) was appointed as Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Ministry of Textiles. 
  • Union Secretary Rajesh Aggarwal (IAS:1989:MH) was laterally shifted from Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. He replaces Ms Anjali Bhawra.
  • Gudey Srinivas (IAS:1990:OR) was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs vice Gyanesh Kumar (IAS:1988:KL).  Presently, Sriniwas is Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
  • Vivek Bhardwaj (IAS:1990:WB) was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Mines upon the superannuation of Alok Tandon (lAS:1986:UP) on 30.09.2022. Presently Bharadwaj is working is J&K on Inter-cadre deputation.  
  • Further, Rajiv Jalota (IAS:1988:MH) Chairperson, Mumbai Port Trust and Ashish Upadhyaya (IAS:1989:MP) AS&FA, Ministry of Power were in-situ upgraded in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India as a measure personal to them by temporarily upgrading the posts held by them.

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