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MHA effects a major rejig of Joint AGMUT cadre IAS and IPS officers

Union Home Ministry on Tuesday effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle of Joint AGMUT cadre IAS and IPS officers.

Altogether 19 IAS officers were transferred as follows:

  1. Rinku Dhugga (IAS:1994)- Delhi to Mizoram
  2. JP Agrawal (IAS:2004)- Mizoram to Delhi
  3. Alice Vaz R (IAS:2005)- Puducherry to Delhi
  4. Sanjay Kumar Jha (IAS:2008)- Chandigarh to Andaman & Nicobar Island
  5. Arun Mishra (IAS:2010)- Delhi to Mizoram
  6. C Udaya Kumar (IAS:2010)- Delhi to Puducherry
  7. Ajay Chagti (IAS:2010)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  8. Isha Khosla (IAS:2011)- Goa to Delhi
  9. Ajay Kumar Bisht (IAS:2011)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  10. Anil Kumar Singh (IAS:2011)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  11. Ravi Dhawan (IAS:2011)- Delhi to Goa
  12. Himanshu Gupta (IAS:2012)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  13. Sonal Swaroop (IAS:2011)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  14. Prince Dhawan (IAS:2011)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  15. Ninika Pawar (IAS:2012)- Andaman & Nicobar Island  to Chandigarh
  16. Naveen Aggarwal (IAS:2013)- Mizoram to Delhi
  17. Ankita Chakraverty (IAS:2013:- Mizoram to Delhi
  18. Cheshta Yadav (IAS:2014)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi  
  19. Sachin Rana (IAS:2014)- Chandigarh to Arunachal Pradesh

 Altogether 26 IPS officers were transferred as follows:

  1. Anand Mohan (IPS:1994)- Delhi to Puducherry
  2. SS Yadav (IPS:1997)- Puducherry to Delhi
  3. Shibesh Singh (IPS:2005)- Lakshyadweep to Delhi
  4. Sharat Kumar Sinha (IPS:2008)- Delhi to Lakshyadweep
  5. Shivendra Kant Tiwari (IPS:2008)- Delhi to Andaman & Nicobar Island
  6. Asif Md Ali (IPS:2009)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  7. Shweta Chauhan (IPS:2010)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  8. Usha Rangnani (IPS:2011)- Andaman & Nicobar Island to Delhi
  9. Pranav Tayal (IPS:2011)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  10.  Sanjay Kumar Sain (IPS:2011)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  11. Guriqbal Singh Sidhu (IPS:2012)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  12. Devesh Kumar Mahala (IPS:2012)- Mizoram to Delhi
  13. Nidhin Valsan (IPS:2012)- Lakshyadweep to Goa
  14. Vikas Kumar (IPS:2013)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  15. Prashant Priya Gautam (IPS:2013)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  16. Surendra Choudhary (IPS:2013)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  17. Amit Goel (IPS:2014)- Mizoram to Delhi
  18. Rohit Rajbir Singh (IPS:2015)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  19. Vikram Harimohan Meena (IPS:2015)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  20. Ketan Bansal (IPS:2016)- Mizoram to Chandigarh
  21. Sanjay Bhatia- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  22. Satya Vir Katara- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  23. Dinesh Kumar Gupta- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  24. Rajender Singh Sagar- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  25. Rakesh Kumar- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  26. Deotosh Kumar Surendra Singh- Delhi to Mizoram

29 Sep 2020
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UT of J&K: Five IAS officers reshuffled

Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir effected a small bureaucratic rejig that include the reshuffle of charges of five IAS officers:

  • Bipul Pathak (IAS:1992:JK) was made Principal Secretary, Science & Technology Department and Administrative Secretary, Social Welfare Department. He will hold the additional charge of CEO, J&K Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA).
  • Shailendra Kumar (IAS:1995:JK) was given the charge of Principal Secretary, Public Works Department (PWD).
  • M Raju (IAS:2005:JK)  was posted as Secretary, Jal Shakti Department along with the additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Estates and Civil Aviation Departments.
  • Simrandeep Singh (IAS:2008:JK) has been allocated the charge of Administrative Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, IT Department and CEO, Jammu & Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA). Currently, he is Administrative Secretary, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction and holds the additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Department of Food, Civil of Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Secretary, Public Grievances.
  • Sarmad Hafeez (IAS:2009:JK) was made Administrative Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Department with the additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Tourism and Culture Departments.

22 Sep 2020
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MHA effects a major rejig of Joint AGMUT cadre IAS and IPS officers

By IndianMandarins 29 Sep 2020

Union Home Ministry on Tuesday effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle of Joint AGMUT cadre IAS and IPS officers.

Altogether 19 IAS officers were transferred as follows:

  1. Rinku Dhugga (IAS:1994)- Delhi to Mizoram
  2. JP Agrawal (IAS:2004)- Mizoram to Delhi
  3. Alice Vaz R (IAS:2005)- Puducherry to Delhi
  4. Sanjay Kumar Jha (IAS:2008)- Chandigarh to Andaman & Nicobar Island
  5. Arun Mishra (IAS:2010)- Delhi to Mizoram
  6. C Udaya Kumar (IAS:2010)- Delhi to Puducherry
  7. Ajay Chagti (IAS:2010)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  8. Isha Khosla (IAS:2011)- Goa to Delhi
  9. Ajay Kumar Bisht (IAS:2011)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  10. Anil Kumar Singh (IAS:2011)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  11. Ravi Dhawan (IAS:2011)- Delhi to Goa
  12. Himanshu Gupta (IAS:2012)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  13. Sonal Swaroop (IAS:2011)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  14. Prince Dhawan (IAS:2011)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  15. Ninika Pawar (IAS:2012)- Andaman & Nicobar Island  to Chandigarh
  16. Naveen Aggarwal (IAS:2013)- Mizoram to Delhi
  17. Ankita Chakraverty (IAS:2013:- Mizoram to Delhi
  18. Cheshta Yadav (IAS:2014)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi  
  19. Sachin Rana (IAS:2014)- Chandigarh to Arunachal Pradesh

 Altogether 26 IPS officers were transferred as follows:

  1. Anand Mohan (IPS:1994)- Delhi to Puducherry
  2. SS Yadav (IPS:1997)- Puducherry to Delhi
  3. Shibesh Singh (IPS:2005)- Lakshyadweep to Delhi
  4. Sharat Kumar Sinha (IPS:2008)- Delhi to Lakshyadweep
  5. Shivendra Kant Tiwari (IPS:2008)- Delhi to Andaman & Nicobar Island
  6. Asif Md Ali (IPS:2009)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  7. Shweta Chauhan (IPS:2010)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  8. Usha Rangnani (IPS:2011)- Andaman & Nicobar Island to Delhi
  9. Pranav Tayal (IPS:2011)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  10.  Sanjay Kumar Sain (IPS:2011)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  11. Guriqbal Singh Sidhu (IPS:2012)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  12. Devesh Kumar Mahala (IPS:2012)- Mizoram to Delhi
  13. Nidhin Valsan (IPS:2012)- Lakshyadweep to Goa
  14. Vikas Kumar (IPS:2013)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  15. Prashant Priya Gautam (IPS:2013)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  16. Surendra Choudhary (IPS:2013)- Arunachal Pradesh to Delhi
  17. Amit Goel (IPS:2014)- Mizoram to Delhi
  18. Rohit Rajbir Singh (IPS:2015)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  19. Vikram Harimohan Meena (IPS:2015)- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  20. Ketan Bansal (IPS:2016)- Mizoram to Chandigarh
  21. Sanjay Bhatia- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  22. Satya Vir Katara- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  23. Dinesh Kumar Gupta- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  24. Rajender Singh Sagar- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  25. Rakesh Kumar- Delhi to Arunachal Pradesh
  26. Deotosh Kumar Surendra Singh- Delhi to Mizoram

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UT of J&K: Five IAS officers reshuffled

By IndianMandarins 22 Sep 2020

Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir effected a small bureaucratic rejig that include the reshuffle of charges of five IAS officers:

  • Bipul Pathak (IAS:1992:JK) was made Principal Secretary, Science & Technology Department and Administrative Secretary, Social Welfare Department. He will hold the additional charge of CEO, J&K Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA).
  • Shailendra Kumar (IAS:1995:JK) was given the charge of Principal Secretary, Public Works Department (PWD).
  • M Raju (IAS:2005:JK)  was posted as Secretary, Jal Shakti Department along with the additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Estates and Civil Aviation Departments.
  • Simrandeep Singh (IAS:2008:JK) has been allocated the charge of Administrative Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, IT Department and CEO, Jammu & Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JaKeGA). Currently, he is Administrative Secretary, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction and holds the additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Department of Food, Civil of Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Secretary, Public Grievances.
  • Sarmad Hafeez (IAS:2009:JK) was made Administrative Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Department with the additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Tourism and Culture Departments.

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In a major IAS reshuffle in Delhi Govt 11 officers get new assignments

By IndianMandarins 06 Aug 2020

In a major administrative reshuffle in the Government of Delhi, the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal approved the transfer and postings of as many as 11 IAS officers. 

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Punjab transfers 14 senior IPS officers with immediate effect

By IndianMandarins 04 Jun 2020

The Punjab government has given new responsibilities to 14 IPS officers and that will be applicable with the immediate effect. Three Additional Director General of Police (ADGPs) and eight Inspector General rank officers were among the officers who were transferred.

 

ADGP Gurpreet Kaur Deo (IPS:1993:PB), who is holding charge of women and child affairs, has been given an additional charge of Internal Vigilance Cell. ADGP Jitendra Jain (IPS:1993:PB) has been given additional charge of ADGP Police and Rules and SOG Training (Patiala), while ADGP B Chandra Sekhar (IPS:1994:PB) has been given additional charge of Special Task Force.

 

IG (PAP, Jalandhar) MF Farooqui (IPS:1994:PB) has been given additional charge of IG Anti-Riot police, while IG Naunihal Singh (IPS:1997:PB) (Jalandhar range) was posted as IG Ludhiana Range. IG Jaskaran Singh (IPS:1999:PB) (Ludhiana range) was posted as IG Bathinda range, and IG A K Mittal (IPS:2000:PB)was posted as IG Headquarters.

 

IG (STF) Kaustabh Sharma (IPS:2001:PB) was posted as IG Faridkot range while IG G S Sandhu was given the posting of IG Provisioning. Some other officers of the IG rank who were transferred included Pradeep Yadav (IPS:2004:PB), Surinder Kalia (IPS:2004:PB). DIG Ranbir Singh Khatra (IPS:2004:PB) was given the posting of DIG Jalandhar range.

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Major bureaucratic rejig at Centre: Singhal appointed as CEO FSSAI, Gopalakrishnan, Sridhar and Ms Mohanty move to PMO

By IndianMandarins 29 May 2020


The NaMO administration on Friday effected a major bureaucratic rejig at Centre at the level of Secretary, Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary and DS & Director:

  1. Arun Singhal (lAS:1987:UP) appointed as as Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in the rank and pay of Secretary to Government of India by temporarily upgrading the post. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare.
  2. S Gopalakrishnan (lAS:1991:TN) appointed as Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, on lateral shift basis for the balance period of his Central Deputation tenure i.e upto 27.10.2022. Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.
  3. Rajendra Kumar (IAS:1992:TN) appointed as as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. He was on 12.05.2020 appointed as DG, ESIC.
  4. Subir Mallick (lA&AS: 1989), Additional Financial Adviser and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence (Finance) in-situ elevated at the level of Additional Secretary for the balance period of his Central deputation tenure i.e. till 04-05-2021. He was on 12.05.2020 appointed as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, DIo Agricultural Research and Education.
  5. C Sridhar (lAS:2001:BH), currently serving as Deputy Director in LBSNAA, Mussoorie, appointed as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, on lateral shift basis for an overall tenure of 7 years upto 4.08.2022.
  6. Ms Alaknanda Dayal (lAS:2000:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Agricultue, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare for a combined tenure of seven years outside the cadre upto 24.11.2022.
  7. Ms Pallavi Agarwal (IRS lT:1991) appointed as Member Secretary, National Monuments Authority, Ministry of Culture for a tenure of five years vice Navneet Soni (IRS lT:1988).
  8. Vipin Kumar (IAS:1996:BH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy for a tenure of five years vice Sachin Sinha (IAS:1995:MP). 
  9. Surendra Prasad Yadav (lFoS:1996:WB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production for a tenure of five years vice Vijayendra (lAS:1991:AM).
  10. Ms V Radha (lAS:1994:MH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade for an overall tenure of five years upto 29.03.2022 by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of DS/Director Rajeev Kandpal (IP&TA&FS:1995).
  11. Manish Tiwari (IRTS:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, for a tenure of five years.
  12. Vijay Kumar Singh (ICAS:1995) appointed as Member (Finance), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for a tenure of five years vice Shri K. Vinayak Rao, (IRAS:1987)
  13. Ateesh Kumar Singh (IRTS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises for a tenure of five years by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Joint Development Commissioner in the O/o Development Commissioner (MSME) for a period of two years. 
  14. Anupam Mishra (IES:1995) appointed as JS(A&F), Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog,  for a tenure of five years.
  15. Ms Vinod Kotwal (IP&TA&FS:1994) appointed as Member Secretary, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), under the Department of Pharmaceuticals for a tenure of five years vice Ms. Ritu Dhillon (IA&AS:1995)
  16. Ghanshyam Prasad (CPES:1989) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power for a tenure of five years vice Aniruddha Kumar (IRS IT:1987).
  17. Ms Himabindu Mudumbai (IA&AS:1999) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Revenue for a tenure of five years vice Sanjiv Kumar (lAS:1992:UT).
  18. Sunil Kumar (IFS:1989:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Science & Technology for a tenure of five years by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of DS/Director in the Department vice Rajesh Kumar (CPES:2001) for a period of two years. 
  19. Ms R Jaya (lAS:1995:TN) appointed as  Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs for an overall tenure of five years upto 24.04.2024.
  20. Ms. Roop Rashi (IA&AS:1994) appointed as Textile Commissioner, Mumbal under the Ministry of Textiles for a tenure of five years vice Sanjay A Chahande (IAS:1988:MH).
  21. Ms. Meera Mohanty (lAS:2005:HP) appointed as Director in the Prime Minister's Office on lateral shift basis for a period ending u01.05.2021. Presently, she is earlier Director, Cabinet Secretariat
  22. Ms. Smita Sarangi (IAS:2008:NL) laterally shifted to Cabinet Secretariat as Deputy Secretary for the balance period of her Central Deputation tenure i.e. upto 29.07.2022. Presently, she is Deputy Secretary in DoPT.

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Over 50 IAS officers get a new assignment in a bureaucratic rejig in MP

By IndianMandarins 11 May 2020

After taking over as the Madhya Pradesh CM for the fourth time, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has enacted major bureaucratic changes in which as many as 50 IAS officers have been given the new assignment.

Former chief secretary M Gopal Reddy (IAS:1985:MP) has been appointed as chairman Revenue Board, Gwalior. He was replaced by Iqbal Singh Bains immediately after Chouhan took over.

ACS Anurag Jain (IAS:1989:MP) continues to remain as ACS (Finance) but with the additional charge of Planning, Economics and Statistics department. ACS Mohd Suleman (IAS:1989:MP) will also look after Medical Education and Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation departments.

Another ACS Vinod Kumar (IAS: 1989:MP) will be heading General Administration Department. ACS JN Kansotia (IAS:1989:MP) will look after Animal Husbandry department while principal secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar Rajora (IAS:1990:MP), who used to look after industries department, will head the labour department.

Malay Shrivastava (IAS:1990:MP) will look after Public Health Engineering department as a principal secretary while Pankaj Rag (IAS:1990:MP) has been posted as the principal secretary of Parliamentary Affairs, Sports and Youth Welfare. Ashok Shah (IAS:1990:MP) is now head the Woman and Child Development department as a principal secretary. Principal secretary Manoj Govil (IAS:1990:MP) has been shifted from finance to the commercial tax department.

Principal secretary Manu Shrivastava (IAS:1991:MP) has been posted as a member of the Revenue Board, Gwalior. Principal secretary Kalpana Shrivastava (IAS:1991:MP) will now head Horticulture and Food Processing department.

Principal secretary Sanjay Dubey (IAS:1993:MP) will now head Energy and Renewable Energy department. Principal secretary Neeraj Mandloi (IAS:1993:MP) will now head PWD. Principal secretary Anupam Rajan (IAS:1993:MP) will now head the higher education department with the additional charge of principal secretary, Department of Public Relations.

Sanjay Kumar Shukla (IAS:1994:MP) is the new principal secretary of the Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion Department. Principal secretary Public Health and Family Welfare Dr Pallavi Jain Govil (IAS:1994:MP) will now head tribal welfare and scheduled castes welfare departments. IAS officer and principal secretary Deepali Rastogi (IAS:1994:MP) will head MSME department.

Principal secretary Shivshekhar Shukla(IAS:1994:MP) will continue to head Food and Civil Supply with an additional charge of culture department. Principal secretary Prateek Hajela (IAS:1995:MP), will now serve as principal secretary of Social Justice.

Some other officers included DP Ahuja (IAS:1996:MP), Nitesh Kumar Vyas (IAS:1996:MP), Faiz Ahmad Kidwai (IAS:1996:MP), Amit Rathore (IAS:1996:MP), Caralyn Khaongwar Deshmukh (IAS:1996:MP) and Sukhvir Singh (IAS:1997:MP).

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Reading between lines: Secretary level reshuffle, making and breaking of myths

By Rakesh Ranjan 27 Apr 2020

The NaMo administration on Akshay-Tritiya (April 26) effected a major administrative shake-up that shocked, surprised and perplexed one and all across the bureaucratic hierarchy.

Three-month extension to Union Health Secretary Ms Preety Sudan and appointment of Rajesh Bhushan as OSD in the Department of Health, reflected the government’s seriousness and preparedness towards fight against COVID-19.

Among all appointments and reshuffle, what has astonished the most is the appointment of Pawan Kumar Agarwal as Special Secretary, Logistics. Probably it was for the first time in the last several decades that a full-fledged secretary rank IAS officer has been appointed to a level below i.e. secretary equivalent post.

Further, A K Sharma’s appointment as  Secretary in MSME Ministry headed by Nitin Gadkari, too, is not an exception. It was widely speculated that Sharma, for obvious reasons, might be drafted as Secretary, PMO. Probably it narrates the inside story and balance of power in PMO. Sharma’s appointment also underlines that PM Modi treats his close aides in a unique manner else what would define G C Murmu’s post-retirement reward as Lt Governor of J&K. Murmu who was widely speculated to become ED chief but instead, he was frequently moved from the Department of Expenditure to DFS  and Revenue as Additional Secretary and then as Secretary, Expenditure. Nothing comes easily in the NaMo administration. In the time to come Sharma's assignment may prove to be a temporary arrangement only.

Nagendra Nath Sinha’s shift on a lateral shift basis from Border Management to the Department of Rural Development too needs to be seen from a wider perspective. Rural Development is something which is key to Modi’s model of administration bringing governance to the doorsteps of the rural households. At a time when Modi was seen losing his prospects in the run-up to 2019 elections turned out to be a historic victory due to the immense response from the Rural folks. Expectation from N N Sinha to fit into the shoes of Amarjit Sinha underlines the challenges of his uphill task that he is entrusted with.

Moving to Finance Ministry, the appointment of Tarun Bajaj has surprised none. For officers across batches and cadres, Bajaj’s appointment is being termed as a perfect choice to steer DEA. It will be interesting to see the performance of two former PMO guys in the FinMin. It is believed that after re-aligning the fiscal deficit and expenditure management, Dr T V Somanathan would continue holding the turf in FinMin to take up the unaccomplished agenda of ABP Pandey next year.

Shifting Ravi Mittal from I&B to Sports vice Radheshyam Julania is another decision that drew everyone’s attention. It unravels two important aspects. First, Julania was reportedly never satisfied with his portfolio at the Centre and had been exploring an avenue for a satisfying assignment back in the cadre. Secondly, connect between Julania and the concerned minister was missing.

In view of the additional charge of I&B to Amit Khare, if one has a close look at the frequent additions to Khare’s responsibility he appears to be in the role of Man Friday which signifies the government’s trust in his administrative skill and art of tight-rope walk.

Food and Public Distribution Secretary Ravi Kant, who once forayed into Secretaryship in Shipping ministry, has finally landed at the Department of Ex-Serviceman Welfare. Insiders in the shipping sector term it a poetic justice. Amid COVID-19 crises and the importance of food and public distribution his departure from the department makes people curious.  

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, presently in the cadre, replacing Anand Kumar as Secretary MNRE appears more of giving Chaturvedi a suitable job whereas Kumar moving to Culture ministry fulfills a long-pending gap. It may be recalled that Chaturvedi was once JS, PMO  in Manmohan Singh’s tenure. Similarly Sudhanshu Panday, Mrs Leena Nandan, and Rameshwar Prasad Gupta too have got their dues with reasonable assignments of Food and Public Distribution, Consumer Affairs and Environment and Forests and Climate Change respectively.

Ajay Tirkey as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development and CBSE Chairperson Mrs Anita Karwal as Secretary School Education were among a few fortunate to be posted in the rank and pay of Secretary in their own ministries. It appeared that the School Education Secretary post was kept vacant for several months for Mrs Karwal only. Contrary to these two postings it was earlier speculated that MSME DC Ram Mohan Mishra too might be given posting in his own ministry which did not happen.

Secretary-level postings which were discussed in the bureaucratic circle the most include MoRTH Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan as Shipping Secretary; EO Pradeep Kumar Tripathy as Steel Secretary; VC DDA Tarun Kapoor as Secretary Petroleum; Giridhar Aramane as Secretary Road Transport and Highways. 

Handing over the crucially important department (i.e. Corporate Affairs) held by an Odisha cadre officer Injeti Sriniwas to another Odisha cadre officer Rajesh Verma too offers something to decipher.

Last but not least! It may be observed that Mrs Jyoti Arora (IAS:1987:HY) was given Special Secretary whereas her batchmates B Anand (IAS:1987:TN) and Mrs Neel Kamal Darbari (IAS:1987:RJ)  given Secretary rank. Six batchmates from freshly empanelled batch i.e. 1988 namely; Bidyut Bihari Swain (IAS:1988:GJ), Apurva Chandra (IAS:1988:MH), Ali Raza Rizwi (IAS:1988:HP), Praveen Kumar Srivastava (IAS:1988:AM), Arvind Singh (IAS:1988:MH), Indevar Pandey (IAS:1988:WB); were elevated in the rank of Special Secretary.

One more name in the list which draws attention uniquely is Rajiv Bansal (IAS:1988:NL) which has resemblance with Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH) albeit a little differently. One may recall that before becoming I&B Secretary Ravi Mittal served in DFS (Banking) as Special Secretary and was supposed for a posting as Secretary, DFS. A month before Rajiv Kumar was to retire in February 2020 Mittal was shifted as I&B Secretary clearing the deck for Debashish Panda. Similarly, Bansal too was shifted from Petroleum to Air India as CMD a few weeks before his empanelment as Secretary and subsequently a little earlier to the retirement of Petroleum Secretary M M Kutty. Still Bansal has robust reasons to stay cheered up is that the NaMo administration has send out a good signal by promoting him in the rank and pay of Secretary, Government of India. And why not if he has three complete years in service to move upwardly.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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MP Govt effects bureaucratic rejig: 8 IAS officers get new assignment

By IndianMandarins 24 Mar 2020

After the return of Shivraj Singh Chauhan as Madhya Pradesh CM, the new Government has effected the transfer of following IAS officers:

  1. Jay Narayan Kansotiya (IAS:1989) presently Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice and Disabled Persons Welfare was given additional charge as Additional Chief Secretary,  Cottage and Rural Industries Department
  2. Prabhanshu Kama l(IAS:1985) presently Agriculture Production Commissioner was transferred as Chairmen, Professional Examination Board, Bhopal
  3. Kishore Kumar Singh (IAS:1985) presently Additional Chief Secretary, General Administration Department goes as Agriculture Production Commissioner, MP.
  4. I C P Keshari (IAS:1988) presently Chairman, Professional Examination Board MP and OSD-cum- Resident Commissioner, MP Bhawan (New Delhi) and Additional Chief Secretary, Commercial Tax Department was posted as Additional Chief Secretary- General administration Department
  5. Vinod Kumar (IAS:1989) presently MD, SC, Finance Development Corporation, and additional chief secretary SC Welfare was transferred as Vice President- Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA), Bhopal.
  6. Sandeep Kumar Mawkin (IAS:2010) presently Commissioner, Gwalior Municipal Corporation  transferred as Director, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehab Department;
  7. Harsh Dixit (IAS:2013) presently Additional Collector Jabalpur was transferred as Commissioner, Gwalior Municipal Corporation;
  8. Dr. ILayaraja T (IAS:2009) presently Department Secretary to CM and Deputy Secretary, Aviation Department was given additional charge as Director, Aviation

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