ADMINISTRATIVE RESHUFFLE

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Major JS elevel bureaucratic rejig effected; posting of 2002 batch IAS begins

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the NaMo administration on Friday cleared the appointments of 29 joint secretaries in different departments. Out of these, 13 officers are from the IAS (including 6 from 2002 batch) while rest from the Indian Forest Service, IRS, IDAS, IA&AS, IP&TA&FS, IIS and CSS. 

  1. Ashutosh Jindal (IAS:1995:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat vice Ms Rachna Shah (lAS:1991:KL). Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  2. Satendra Singh (lAS:1995:JH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines for a tenure of five years vice  Bipul Pathak (lAS:1992:JK).
  3. Ms Kamini Chauhan Ratan (lAS:1997:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for a tenure of five years vice Ms Ishita Roy (IAS:1991:KL).
  4. Puneet Aggarwal (lAS:1998:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence for a tenure ending 24.10.2021. He replaces V Anandarajan (IRS IT:1988) who will be completing  his tenure on 11.11.2019. Presently Aggarwal is JS, Textiles.
  5. Ms Alaknanda Dayal (IAS:2000:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (vice Ms Nidhi Khare) for a combined tenure of of 7 years outside the cadre.
  6. Ms Manmeet K Nanda (lAS:2000:WB) appointed as  Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade for a tenure of five years vice Rajiv Aggarwal (lAS:1993:UP).
  7. Ms Nandita Gupta (lAS:2001:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public for an overall tenure of 5 years ending 14.12.2022. She replaces P K Tiwari (IAS:1991:AM).
  8. Saurabh Gaur (lAS:2002:AP) appointed as  Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology for a tenure ending 23.03.2020. Gaur replaces  Sanjay K Rakesh (lAS:1989:TR).
  9. Rohit Yadav (lAS:2002:CG) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel for an overall tenure of 5 years ending 31.07.2023.
  10. Praveen N Gedam (lAS:2002:MH) appointed as Deputy CEO (JS level), National Health Authority, under MoHFW for a tenure ending 27.11.2022.
  11. Saurabh Jain (lAS:2002:KL) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Director level) for a combined tenure of 7 years ending 01.09.2020. He will continue to hold the additional charge of the post of Commissioner, Eklavya Model Residential School Society.
  12. Ms M Imkongla Jamir (lAS:2002:KN) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development for a combined tenure of 7 years ending 08.04.2021 by temporarily downgrading a vacant post of Additional Secretary vice Shri K. Moses Chalai (IAS:1990:MN).
  13. S N Girish (lAS:2002:OR) appointed as Regional Director (JS level), SSC, under the DoPT for an overall tenure of five years ending 08.08.2024 by temporarily upgrading the post.
  14. Ms D Sai Amutha Devi (IP&TA&FS:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary in the Office of Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat for a tenure of five years. She rplaces Ms Arti Bhatnagar, (IDAS:1990).
  15. Ms Praveen Kumari Singh (IRPS:1993) appointed as Additional Secretary (JS level), CVC, for a tenure upto her superannuation on 30.04.2024. She replaces Ms Sonali Singh (ICAS:1987).
  16. Ms Neeta Prasad (IIS:1991) appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for a tenure of five years vice N Saravana Kumar (lAS:200-:BH).
  17. Rajesh Sharma (IDAS:1992) appointed as Joint Secretary & Additional Financial Adviser Ministry of Defence for a tenure of five years. Sharma replaces Ms Dharitri Panda (ICAS:1987).
  18. Satya S Lolla (IRS C&CE:1991) appointed as Joint Secretary, NATGRID (MHA) for a tenure of five years vice Ashish Gupta (IPS:1989:UP).
  19. Alok Pande (IPoS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Investment & Public Asset Management for a tenure of five. He replaces Ravi Aggarwal (IRS IT:1988).
  20. Upendra C Joshi (IRTS:1989) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines for a tenure of five years vice Niranjan K Singh (IFoS:1987:GJ).
  21. Ms Manisha Sensharma (IES:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary (A&F), DMEO, NITI Aayog for a tenure of five years.
  22. Praveen M Khanooja (IA&AS:1994) appointed as DG, Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cel under the Ministry of Petroleum & NG for a tenure of five years. He replaces  or until Ms Atreyee Das (IA&AS:1989).
  23. Ms Mamta Upadhyaya Lal (IOFS:1989) appointed as Additional DG (JS level), BIS under the Department of Consumer Affairs for a tenure upto her superannuation on 30.09.2023. She replaces C B Singh (IES:1986).
  24. Rajeev K Tiwari (IFoS:1993:JK) appointed as Principal Commissioner, DDA, Housing & Ministry of Urban Affairs Affairs for a tenure of five years. He replaces Shripal (IFoS:1986:KL) repatring to cadre state on 15.11.2019.
  25. Ms Anuradha Vemuri (IFoS:1991:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship for a tenure of five years vice Ms Jyotsna Sitlling (IFoS:1987:UD).
  26. Ashish Rawat (IFoS:1988:JH) appointed as CEO, Development & Welfare Board for Denotified Nomadic & Semi-nomadic Communities, under the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment for a tenure upto his superannuation on 31.12.2023.
  27. S K Ratho (IFoS:1987:OR), Joint Secretary, NCST, appointed as ED/DDG, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for an overall tenure of five years upto 19.03.2022. He replaces  or C V Dharma Rao (CSS).
  28. K Touthang (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for a tenure of five years vice S K Ratho (IFoS:1987).
  29. Ms Jaya Dubey (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances for a period of 5 yrs.

26 Oct 2019
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Major JS elevel bureaucratic rejig effected; posting of 2002 batch IAS begins

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the NaMo administration on Friday cleared the appointments of 29 joint secretaries in different departments. Out of these, 13 officers are from the IAS while rest from the IRS, IFoS, IIS and CSS.

  1. Ashutosh Jindal (IAS:1995:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat vice Ms Rachna Shah (lAS:1991:KL). Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  2. Satendra Singh (lAS:1995:JH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines for a tenure of five years vice  Bipul Pathak (lAS:1992:JK).
  3. Ms Kamini Chauhan Ratan (lAS:1997:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for a tenure of five years vice Ms Ishita Roy (IAS:1991:KL).
  4. Puneet Aggarwal (lAS:1998:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence for a tenure ending 24.10.2021. He replaces V Anandarajan (IRS IT:1988) who will be completing  his tenure on 11.11.2019. Presently Aggarwal is JS, Textiles.
  5. Ms Alaknanda Dayal (IAS:2000:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (vice Ms Nidhi Khare) for a combined tenure of of 7 years outside the cadre.
  6. Ms Manmeet K Nanda (lAS:2000:WB) appointed as  Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade for a tenure of five years vice Rajiv Aggarwal (lAS:1993:UP).
  7. Ms Nandita Gupta (lAS:2001:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public for an overall tenure of 5 years ending 14.12.2022. She replaces P K Tiwari (IAS:1991:AM).
  8. Saurabh Gaur (lAS:2002:AP) appointed as  Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology for a tenure ending 23.03.2020. Gaur replaces  Sanjay K Rakesh (lAS:1989:TR).
  9. Rohit Yadav (lAS:2002:CG) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel for an overall tenure of 5 years ending 31.07.2023.
  10. Praveen N Gedam (lAS:2002:MH) appointed as Deputy CEO (JS level), National Health Authority, under MoHFW for a tenure ending 27.11.2022.
  11. Saurabh Jain (lAS:2002:KL) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Director level) for a combined tenure of 7 years ending 01.09.2020. He will continue to hold the additional charge of the post of Commissioner, Eklavya Model Residential School Society.
  12. Ms M Imkongla Jamir (lAS:2002:KN) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development for a combined tenure of 7 years ending 08.04.2021 by temporarily downgrading a vacant post of Additional Secretary vice Shri K. Moses Chalai (IAS:1990:MN).
  13. S N Girish (lAS:2002:OR)  appointed as Regional Director (JS level), SSC, under the DoPT for an overall tenure of five years ending 08.08.2024 by temporarily upgrading the post.
  14. Ms D Sai Amutha Devi (IP&TA&FS:1995)- Joint Secretary in the Office of Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat for a tenure of five years. She rplaces Ms Arti Bhatnagar, (IDAS:1990).
  15. Ms Praveen Kumari Singh (IRPS:1993) appointed as Additional Secretary (JS level), CVC, for a tenure upto her superannuation on 30.04.2024. She replaces Ms Sonali Singh (ICAS:1987).
  16. Ms Neeta Prasad (IIS:1991) appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for a tenure of five years vice N Saravana Kumar (lAS:200-:BH).
  17. Rajesh Sharma (IDAS:1992) appointed as Joint Secretary & Additional Financial Adviser Ministry of Defence for a tenure of five years. Sharma replaces Ms Dharitri Panda (ICAS:1987).
  18. Satya S Lolla (IRS C&CE:1991) appointed as Joint Secretary, NATGRID (MHA) for a tenure of five years vice Ashish Gupta (IPS:1989:UP).
  19. Alok Pande (IPoS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Investment & Public Asset Management for a tenure of five. He replaces Ravi Aggarwal (IRS IT:1988).
  20. Upendra C Joshi (IRTS:1989) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines for a tenure of five years vice Niranjan K Singh (IFoS:1987:GJ).
  21. Ms Manisha Sensharma (IES:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary (A&F), DMEO, NITI Aayog for a tenure of five years.
  22. Praveen M Khanooja (IA&AS:1994) appointed as DG, Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cel under the Ministry of Petroleum & NG for a tenure of five years. He replaces  or until Ms Atreyee Das (IA&AS:1989).
  23. Ms Mamta Upadhyaya Lal (IOFS:1989) appointed as Additional DG (JS level), BIS under the Department of Consumer Affairs for a tenure upto her superannuation on 30.09.2023. She replaces C B Singh (IES:1986).
  24. Rajeev K Tiwari (IFoS:1993:JK) appointed as Principal Commissioner, DDA, Housing & Ministry of Urban Affairs Affairs for a tenure of five years. He replaces Shripal (IFoS:1986:KL) repatring to cadre state on 15.11.2019.
  25. Ms Anuradha Vemuri (IFoS:1991:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship for a tenure of five years vice Ms Jyotsna Sitlling (IFoS:1987:UD).
  26. Ashish Rawat (IFoS:1988:JH) appointed as CEO, Development & Welfare Board for Denotified Nomadic & Semi-nomadic Communities, under the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment for a tenure upto his superannuation on 31.12.2023.
  27. S K Ratho (IFoS:1987:OR),  Joint Secretary, NCST, appointed as ED/DDG, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for an overall tenure of five years upto 19.03.2022. He replaces  or C V Dharma Rao (CSS).
  28. K Touthang (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for a tenure of five years vice S K Ratho (IFoS:1987).
  29. Ms Jaya Dubey (CSS)- Joint Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances for a period of 5 yrs.

26 Oct 2019
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Major JS elevel bureaucratic rejig effected; posting of 2002 batch IAS begins

By IndianMandarins 26 Oct 2019

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the NaMo administration on Friday cleared the appointments of 29 joint secretaries in different departments. Out of these, 13 officers are from the IAS (including 6 from 2002 batch) while rest from the Indian Forest Service, IRS, IDAS, IA&AS, IP&TA&FS, IIS and CSS. 

  1. Ashutosh Jindal (IAS:1995:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat vice Ms Rachna Shah (lAS:1991:KL). Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  2. Satendra Singh (lAS:1995:JH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines for a tenure of five years vice  Bipul Pathak (lAS:1992:JK).
  3. Ms Kamini Chauhan Ratan (lAS:1997:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for a tenure of five years vice Ms Ishita Roy (IAS:1991:KL).
  4. Puneet Aggarwal (lAS:1998:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence for a tenure ending 24.10.2021. He replaces V Anandarajan (IRS IT:1988) who will be completing  his tenure on 11.11.2019. Presently Aggarwal is JS, Textiles.
  5. Ms Alaknanda Dayal (IAS:2000:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (vice Ms Nidhi Khare) for a combined tenure of of 7 years outside the cadre.
  6. Ms Manmeet K Nanda (lAS:2000:WB) appointed as  Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade for a tenure of five years vice Rajiv Aggarwal (lAS:1993:UP).
  7. Ms Nandita Gupta (lAS:2001:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public for an overall tenure of 5 years ending 14.12.2022. She replaces P K Tiwari (IAS:1991:AM).
  8. Saurabh Gaur (lAS:2002:AP) appointed as  Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology for a tenure ending 23.03.2020. Gaur replaces  Sanjay K Rakesh (lAS:1989:TR).
  9. Rohit Yadav (lAS:2002:CG) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel for an overall tenure of 5 years ending 31.07.2023.
  10. Praveen N Gedam (lAS:2002:MH) appointed as Deputy CEO (JS level), National Health Authority, under MoHFW for a tenure ending 27.11.2022.
  11. Saurabh Jain (lAS:2002:KL) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Director level) for a combined tenure of 7 years ending 01.09.2020. He will continue to hold the additional charge of the post of Commissioner, Eklavya Model Residential School Society.
  12. Ms M Imkongla Jamir (lAS:2002:KN) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development for a combined tenure of 7 years ending 08.04.2021 by temporarily downgrading a vacant post of Additional Secretary vice Shri K. Moses Chalai (IAS:1990:MN).
  13. S N Girish (lAS:2002:OR) appointed as Regional Director (JS level), SSC, under the DoPT for an overall tenure of five years ending 08.08.2024 by temporarily upgrading the post.
  14. Ms D Sai Amutha Devi (IP&TA&FS:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary in the Office of Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat for a tenure of five years. She rplaces Ms Arti Bhatnagar, (IDAS:1990).
  15. Ms Praveen Kumari Singh (IRPS:1993) appointed as Additional Secretary (JS level), CVC, for a tenure upto her superannuation on 30.04.2024. She replaces Ms Sonali Singh (ICAS:1987).
  16. Ms Neeta Prasad (IIS:1991) appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for a tenure of five years vice N Saravana Kumar (lAS:200-:BH).
  17. Rajesh Sharma (IDAS:1992) appointed as Joint Secretary & Additional Financial Adviser Ministry of Defence for a tenure of five years. Sharma replaces Ms Dharitri Panda (ICAS:1987).
  18. Satya S Lolla (IRS C&CE:1991) appointed as Joint Secretary, NATGRID (MHA) for a tenure of five years vice Ashish Gupta (IPS:1989:UP).
  19. Alok Pande (IPoS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Investment & Public Asset Management for a tenure of five. He replaces Ravi Aggarwal (IRS IT:1988).
  20. Upendra C Joshi (IRTS:1989) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines for a tenure of five years vice Niranjan K Singh (IFoS:1987:GJ).
  21. Ms Manisha Sensharma (IES:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary (A&F), DMEO, NITI Aayog for a tenure of five years.
  22. Praveen M Khanooja (IA&AS:1994) appointed as DG, Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cel under the Ministry of Petroleum & NG for a tenure of five years. He replaces  or until Ms Atreyee Das (IA&AS:1989).
  23. Ms Mamta Upadhyaya Lal (IOFS:1989) appointed as Additional DG (JS level), BIS under the Department of Consumer Affairs for a tenure upto her superannuation on 30.09.2023. She replaces C B Singh (IES:1986).
  24. Rajeev K Tiwari (IFoS:1993:JK) appointed as Principal Commissioner, DDA, Housing & Ministry of Urban Affairs Affairs for a tenure of five years. He replaces Shripal (IFoS:1986:KL) repatring to cadre state on 15.11.2019.
  25. Ms Anuradha Vemuri (IFoS:1991:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship for a tenure of five years vice Ms Jyotsna Sitlling (IFoS:1987:UD).
  26. Ashish Rawat (IFoS:1988:JH) appointed as CEO, Development & Welfare Board for Denotified Nomadic & Semi-nomadic Communities, under the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment for a tenure upto his superannuation on 31.12.2023.
  27. S K Ratho (IFoS:1987:OR), Joint Secretary, NCST, appointed as ED/DDG, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for an overall tenure of five years upto 19.03.2022. He replaces  or C V Dharma Rao (CSS).
  28. K Touthang (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for a tenure of five years vice S K Ratho (IFoS:1987).
  29. Ms Jaya Dubey (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances for a period of 5 yrs.

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Major JS elevel bureaucratic rejig effected; posting of 2002 batch IAS begins

By IndianMandarins 26 Oct 2019

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the NaMo administration on Friday cleared the appointments of 29 joint secretaries in different departments. Out of these, 13 officers are from the IAS while rest from the IRS, IFoS, IIS and CSS.

  1. Ashutosh Jindal (IAS:1995:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat vice Ms Rachna Shah (lAS:1991:KL). Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  2. Satendra Singh (lAS:1995:JH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines for a tenure of five years vice  Bipul Pathak (lAS:1992:JK).
  3. Ms Kamini Chauhan Ratan (lAS:1997:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for a tenure of five years vice Ms Ishita Roy (IAS:1991:KL).
  4. Puneet Aggarwal (lAS:1998:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence for a tenure ending 24.10.2021. He replaces V Anandarajan (IRS IT:1988) who will be completing  his tenure on 11.11.2019. Presently Aggarwal is JS, Textiles.
  5. Ms Alaknanda Dayal (IAS:2000:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (vice Ms Nidhi Khare) for a combined tenure of of 7 years outside the cadre.
  6. Ms Manmeet K Nanda (lAS:2000:WB) appointed as  Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade for a tenure of five years vice Rajiv Aggarwal (lAS:1993:UP).
  7. Ms Nandita Gupta (lAS:2001:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public for an overall tenure of 5 years ending 14.12.2022. She replaces P K Tiwari (IAS:1991:AM).
  8. Saurabh Gaur (lAS:2002:AP) appointed as  Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology for a tenure ending 23.03.2020. Gaur replaces  Sanjay K Rakesh (lAS:1989:TR).
  9. Rohit Yadav (lAS:2002:CG) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel for an overall tenure of 5 years ending 31.07.2023.
  10. Praveen N Gedam (lAS:2002:MH) appointed as Deputy CEO (JS level), National Health Authority, under MoHFW for a tenure ending 27.11.2022.
  11. Saurabh Jain (lAS:2002:KL) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Director level) for a combined tenure of 7 years ending 01.09.2020. He will continue to hold the additional charge of the post of Commissioner, Eklavya Model Residential School Society.
  12. Ms M Imkongla Jamir (lAS:2002:KN) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development for a combined tenure of 7 years ending 08.04.2021 by temporarily downgrading a vacant post of Additional Secretary vice Shri K. Moses Chalai (IAS:1990:MN).
  13. S N Girish (lAS:2002:OR)  appointed as Regional Director (JS level), SSC, under the DoPT for an overall tenure of five years ending 08.08.2024 by temporarily upgrading the post.
  14. Ms D Sai Amutha Devi (IP&TA&FS:1995)- Joint Secretary in the Office of Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat for a tenure of five years. She rplaces Ms Arti Bhatnagar, (IDAS:1990).
  15. Ms Praveen Kumari Singh (IRPS:1993) appointed as Additional Secretary (JS level), CVC, for a tenure upto her superannuation on 30.04.2024. She replaces Ms Sonali Singh (ICAS:1987).
  16. Ms Neeta Prasad (IIS:1991) appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for a tenure of five years vice N Saravana Kumar (lAS:200-:BH).
  17. Rajesh Sharma (IDAS:1992) appointed as Joint Secretary & Additional Financial Adviser Ministry of Defence for a tenure of five years. Sharma replaces Ms Dharitri Panda (ICAS:1987).
  18. Satya S Lolla (IRS C&CE:1991) appointed as Joint Secretary, NATGRID (MHA) for a tenure of five years vice Ashish Gupta (IPS:1989:UP).
  19. Alok Pande (IPoS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Investment & Public Asset Management for a tenure of five. He replaces Ravi Aggarwal (IRS IT:1988).
  20. Upendra C Joshi (IRTS:1989) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines for a tenure of five years vice Niranjan K Singh (IFoS:1987:GJ).
  21. Ms Manisha Sensharma (IES:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary (A&F), DMEO, NITI Aayog for a tenure of five years.
  22. Praveen M Khanooja (IA&AS:1994) appointed as DG, Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cel under the Ministry of Petroleum & NG for a tenure of five years. He replaces  or until Ms Atreyee Das (IA&AS:1989).
  23. Ms Mamta Upadhyaya Lal (IOFS:1989) appointed as Additional DG (JS level), BIS under the Department of Consumer Affairs for a tenure upto her superannuation on 30.09.2023. She replaces C B Singh (IES:1986).
  24. Rajeev K Tiwari (IFoS:1993:JK) appointed as Principal Commissioner, DDA, Housing & Ministry of Urban Affairs Affairs for a tenure of five years. He replaces Shripal (IFoS:1986:KL) repatring to cadre state on 15.11.2019.
  25. Ms Anuradha Vemuri (IFoS:1991:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship for a tenure of five years vice Ms Jyotsna Sitlling (IFoS:1987:UD).
  26. Ashish Rawat (IFoS:1988:JH) appointed as CEO, Development & Welfare Board for Denotified Nomadic & Semi-nomadic Communities, under the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment for a tenure upto his superannuation on 31.12.2023.
  27. S K Ratho (IFoS:1987:OR),  Joint Secretary, NCST, appointed as ED/DDG, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for an overall tenure of five years upto 19.03.2022. He replaces  or C V Dharma Rao (CSS).
  28. K Touthang (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for a tenure of five years vice S K Ratho (IFoS:1987).
  29. Ms Jaya Dubey (CSS)- Joint Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances for a period of 5 yrs.

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Reading between lines: Secretary level reshuffle and NaMo administration’s quick take on 1987 batch of IAS

By IndianMandarins 23 Oct 2019

Appointment of secretaries and elevation of freshly empanelled IAS officer of 1987 batch as special secretaries appears to be the first major bureaucratic rejig effected post Dr P K Mishra’s elevation as Principal Secretary to PM. 

Certain aspects draw immediate attention and offer a lot to read between the lines whereas several others are being considered common practice.

The first and foremost among a few elements of surprise is the repatriation of Anil Khachi with immediate effect. He had hardly spent a little more than two months at Centre as Secretary, DIPAM and he was moved back. Despite a dozen of Secretary level reshuffle, the post of Department of School Education (MHRD) still remained under interim arrangement as I&B Secretary Amit Khare (IAS:1985:JH) continues with the additional charge.

Surprisingly, the NaMo administration maintained its silence over the fate of former Coal Secretary Sumanta Chaudhary (IAS:1985:WB) who is still waiting for next posting in Govt of India.

Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare too hangs in balance under an interim arrangement as Alok Tandon (IAS:1986:UP) made to look after the affairs in addition to his full-fledged responsibility as Secretary, Administrative Reforms (DARPG).

Appointment of Braj Raj Sharma (IAS:1984:JK) and Sanjeev Gupta (IAS:1985:HP) as Chairman, SSC and Secretary, Inter State Council Secretariat respectively appears to be a common ones. Similarly, Pramod Kumar Das (IAS:1986:MP) as Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs and Rajesh Bhushan’s (IAS:1987:BH) appointment (In-situ) as Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat too are simple in nature.

But appointment of Sailesh (IAS:1985:AM) as Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises seems to have brought him back in the mainstream where his batch mate Madhukar Gupta (IAS:1985:RJ) is still working as Additional Secretary.

Sanjeev Nandan Sahai (IAS:1986:UT) as next Power Secretary did not surprise anyone as it was something that was commonly speculated for a couple of months in the power corridors.

Frequent changes in NHAI again appears to be something unsurprising but N N Sinha’s (IAS:1987:JH) appointment as Secretary, Border Management (MHA) is being seen an interim arrangement as he earned appreciation for his performance as NHAI Chairman. Border Management primarily deals with the connectivity and infrastructure along the border areas and his tenure as MD NHIDCL deals with infra and connectivity along border areas. His prior experience would have been identified a fit case for Border Management.   

Further, ahead of massive disinvestment of Central PSUs on cards Tuhin Kanta Pandey (IAS:1987:OR) too is going with a simple logic which requires seamless moves under the guidance of top authorities. 

The appointment of Pankaj Kumar (IAS:1987:NL) as CEO UIDAI would have given a great sense of relief by having a full-fledged head. Since long UIDAI was under the additional charge of A B P Pandey (IAS:1985:MH), Secretary, Department of Revenue.

Pravir Krishna (IAS:1987:MP), MD, TRIFED, appears to have got reward for his passionate towards TRIFED by receiving the rank and pay of Secretary in the same assignment.  

The NaMo administration’s quick take on freshly empanelled 1987 batch of IAS draws attention as 1985 and 1986 batch had to wait a little longer to get Special Secretary (Apex Scale) rank and Secretary level posting. But what makes 1987 batch a different case? It may be underlined that of 42 IAS officers (1987 batch) empanelled as Secretary/Secretary only 12 were elevated (In-situ) as Special Secretary; an interim arrangement to grant Apex Scale. Earlier, at several occasions, the entire batch used to be announced elevated as Special Secretary.   

Contrary to what was rumoured earlier Pradip Kumar Tripathi (IAS:1987:JK) continues as EO. Guessing game over Tripathi as Bhaskar Khulbe’s successor in PMO proved to be a guess in wilderness for now.

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UP Govt effected as bureaucratic reshuffle

By IndianMandarins 01 Oct 2019

The Uttar Pradesh government has made some administrative reshuffle in the state with Subhash Chardra Sharma (IAS:1996) transferred to commissioner Jhansi zone from commissioner Kanpur zone, Sudhir Mahadev Bobde (IAS:1990) serving as Labour Commissioner at Kanpur has been given additional responsibility of commissioner Kanpur Zone, K Ram Mohan Rao (IAS:1994), principal secretary, Backward Class Welfare Department, UP and director Backward Class Welfare Department has been appointed as commissioner Vindhyachal  Zone, Mirzapur.

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Major bureaucratic reshuffle in the offing in UP after Navaratra

By IndianMandarins 30 Sep 2019

With some senior officers in the Uttar Pradesh bureaucracy getting retired and complains about some other reaching Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the government is likely to do a major bureaucratic reshuffle in the state.

Some promoted IAS officers in the state got retired and there are lots of vacant positions in the state. Sources in the government said that after the Navaratra gets over, a major reshuffle in the state will take place to further tighten the administrative machinery.

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Major rejig of IAS officers by Puducherry LG Kiran Bedi

By IndianMandarins 26 Sep 2019

LG Puducherry Kiran Bedi has made some changes in the Union Territory administration with around nine officials getting new allocations or reallocation with immediate effect.

These included:

  1. Ashwini Kumar (IAS:AGMU:1992), who is chief secretary to the government, will now also function as Principal Secretary (Finance)
  2. A Anbarasu (IAS:AGMU:1996), Development Commissioner, Puduchery, will hold additional charge of Port
  3. Shurvir Singh (IAS:AGMU:2004), secretary to government, will be handling subjects like Finance, Planning, Research and Public Work
  4. Ashok Kumar (IAS:AGMU:2006), secretary to the government, will now be taking care subjects like Labour and Co-operative
  5. Devesh Singh (IAS:AGMU:2008), secretary to government, will look after Power, Art and Culture
  6. Prashant Kumar Panda (IAS:AGMU:2008), secretary to government, will look after subjects like Health and Forest
  7. K Mahesh (IAS:AGMU:2009), secretary to government, will take care of Information and Publicity, HRI, Wakf and Minorities Affairs, Housing, Town and Country Planning and GAD
  8. Arjun Sharma (IAS:AGMU:2015), secretary to government, will look after Information Technology, Fire Service and Science, Technology and Environment and he will also work as Special Secretary (Personal) till Soumya, IAS rejoins her duty and
  9. Poorva Garg (IAS:AGMU:2015), secretary to government, will be taking care of the department of Fisheries and Tourism.  

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Abrupt replacement of Coal Secretary remains unexplained: Reading between the lines

By IndianMandarins 21 Sep 2019

When corporate world was upbeat over announcement of Finance Minister reducing corporate tax resulting Sensex surging a new high, there was a complete uncertainty in coal sector.

 

The abrupt replacement of coal secretary Sumanta Chaudhuri (IAS:1985:WB) with Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) caused ruffle across services and batches even as senior members of bureaucracy are still clueless as what caused this unexplained reshuffle.

 

Certain aspects generate curiosity for sure. Appointment orders of Jain as new coal secretary is completely silent on Sumanta. Neither he was repatriated nor posted laterally to any other department/ministry at Centre, nor did it mention whether Sumanta was placed under waiting for further posting.

 

The order came at a time when Mamata Banerjee was right there in New Delhi meeting PM and HM adding to the rumour that Didi would have asked for the services of Choudhury as the outgoing chief secretary Malay Kumar De (IAS:1985:WB) is retiring in next couple of days. But various senior officers of West Bengal cadre believe that neither Didi was so keen to make Choudhuri as CS nor did Choudhury has the interest of leaving Delhi sixteen months ahead of his retirement i.e. 31.01.2021.

 

Coal ministry in the last few years had been a witness of such abrupt exits. Chaudhuri served as coal secretary for ten months whereas his predecessor Inderjit Singh (IAS:1985:KL) had less than five month’s tenure as coal secretary.


It appears that whatever happened during UPA-II continues to cast its shadow on Coal Ministry leaving everyone clueless about frequent unexplained exits.

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Signals from the latest secretaries' reshuffle; Reading between the lines

By IndianMandarins 25 Jul 2019

The appointment of cheerful, straightforward Ajay Bhalla (IAS:1984:AM) as OSD in MHA, almost five weeks before the completion of the term of Rajiv Gauba (the outgoing Home Secretary), is open to interesting interpretations. A section of officials believe that Gauba may be moved as OSD in Cabinet Secretary - maybe immediately after the Independence Day if not before. The reasoning is that the extended tenure of P K Sinha as Cabinet Secretary will end on September 12, 2019. And the government is looking for his replacement. So will Gauba replace Sinha? In case he misses the bus then certainly its all for 1983 batch IAS. Then who else?

Speculations about Gauba replacing Sinha have also gathered strength because if Bhalla's appointment as MHA OSD was only a matter of preplanning, it should have been done also in the case of the Defense Ministry where secretary Mitra will complete his term on August 23, 2019, a week before Gauba.

It is pointed out that Bhalla if promoted as Home Secretary, may be the ideal choice for the post. He has been an integral part of the NDA government’s plan to supply round-the-clock power to all. Having worked under the former Union Home Secretary like Raj Kumar Singh has helped Bhalla evolve certain traits to tackle critically-important issues in a mission mode. He may add to the strength of Amit Shah in handling issues in conflict areas, including J&K, and Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh. He may have a fixed two-year tenure as home secretary.

Further, following the exit of S C Garg (IAS:1983:RJ) from the FinMin to the Ministry of Power, speculations have triggered off as to who will be designated the next Finance Secretary. Rajiv Kumar ((DFS) or Ajay Bhushan Pandey (Dept of Revenue)? Of four secretaries in the FinMin, two each are from 1984 and 1985 batch respectively. Certainly it will follow seniority list of the batch. 

One of the most striking features of the latest reshuffle is by far the appointment of Mrs. Anuradha Mitra (IP&TA&FS:1982) as Secretary, Department of Official Language. Its importance lies in its future implication. Following this precedent, non-IAS officers may be drafted as Secretaries in Govt of India - a common fortress of IAS officers.

Of twelve appointments, Gujarat and West Bengal have something to cheer about in terms of representation in Govt of India.

The NaMo administration appears to have also sent out strong signals about rewarding efficient officers by appointing Atanu Chakraborty (IAS:1985: GJ) as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs vice S C Garg. Garg who is shifted to the Ministry of Power to work under the seasoned former bureaucrat and former Union Home Secretary R K Singh may not only enjoy the conducive work atmosphere under Singh but will have ample opportunity to resolve the challenged facing the electricity sector.

The latest reshuffle has also brought five IAS officers from states as Secretary in Govt of India. They are Anil Kumar Khachi (IAS:1986: HP) as Secretary DIPAM; R S Shukla (IAS:1986:WB) as Secretary Parliamentary Affairs; G V Venugopala Sarma (IAS:1986:OR) as Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA); Ravi Capoor (IAS:1986:AM) as Secretary, Ministry of Textiles; and P D Vaghela (IAS:1986:GJ) as Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals.

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