BUREAUCRATIC RESHUFFLE

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Additional Secretary (GoI) level appointments cleared

The NaMo administration on Friday effected a major appointment and in-situ elevation at Additional Secretary level as follows:

  1. Ms B V Umadevi (IFoS:1987:CG), presently in the cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change.
  2. Rajiv Bansal (IAS:1988:NL), presently AS&FA, appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  3. Rajesh Aggarwal (IAS:1989:MH), DG (Training) in Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, appointed as AS&FA in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas vice Rajiv Bansal.
  4. Manoj Joshi (IAS:1989:KL), presently in the cadre, as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
  5. Chandan Sinha, (IAS:1989:WB), presently in the cadre, appointed as Director General, National Archives of India, Ministry of Culture in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  6. Ms. Anita Praveen (IAS:1989:TN), Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Department of Posts, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Telecommunications.
  7. Sanjay Malhotra (IAS:1990:RJ), presently in the cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power.
  8. Niten Chandra (IAS:1990:OR), presently in the cadre, appointed as Secretary, Central Information Commission in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  9. Ms. Meeta R Lochan (IAS:1990:MH), ADG, Foreign Trade in the Department of Commerce, appointed as Member Secretary, National Commission for Women inthe rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  10. Gudey Srinivas (IAS:1990:OR), presently in the cadre, appointed as AS&FA, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
  11. Kamran Rizvi (IAS:1991:UP), Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development, appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.
  12. Rajlt Punhani (IAS:1991:BH), CVO in NTPC, appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Home Affairs vice Bhupendra Singh (IAS:985:UP) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019.
  13. Subhas Chandra Lal Das (IAS:1992:UT), JS in MHA, appointed as DG, Hydrocarbons Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary vice V P Joy (IAS:1987:KL).
  14. Sanjeev Kaushik (IAS:1992:KL), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services vice Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH)
  15. Sanjay Kumar (IAS:1992:NL), Joint Secretary in the Department of School Education & Literacy, appointed as AS&FA in the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways vice Shambhu Singh (IAS:1986:MN) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019.
  16. Ms. Nidhi Khare (IAS:1992:JH), Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs.
  17. Vineet Joshi (IAS:1992:MN), presently Director General, National Testing Agency, Ministry of Human Resource Development, was in-situ elevated in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.

13 Dec 2019
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Major Secretary level reshuffle effected at Centre

The NaMo administration on Friday effected a major bureaucratic rejig at the level of Secretary and Special Secretary as follows:

  1. R Subrahmanyam (IAS:1985:AP) appointed as Secretary, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment vice Neelam Sawhney (IAS:1984:AP). Presently, he is Secretary, Department of Higher Education.
  2. Amit Khare (IAS:1985:JH) appointed as Secretary, Department of Higher Education vice R Subrahmanyam (IAS:1985:AP). Presently, he is Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Khare to hold the additional charge of   Department of School Education & Literacy.
  3. Arun Goel (IAS:1985:PB) appointed as Department of Heavy Industry Secretary, vice Asha Ram Sihag (IAS:1983:HP) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019. Presently, he is Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
  4. Kshatrapati Shivaji (IAS:1986:MH) appointed as Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. Presently, he is Executive Director, Asian Development Bank. He will also hold the additional charge of Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare.
  5. Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting vice Amit Khare. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services.
  6. T V Somanathan (IAS:1987:TN), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Secretary, Department of Expenditure vice G C Murmu.
  7. Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) appointed as Secretary, Department of Rural Development vice Amarjeet Sinha (IAS:1983:BH) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019. Presently he is Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat
  8. V P Joy (IAS:1987:KL) appointed as Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat vice Rajesh Bhushan. Presently, Joy is DG, Hydrocarbons.
  9. Sunil Kumar (IAS:1987:UP) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Commerce.
  10. Barun Mitra (IAS:1987:MN) appointed as OSD, Department of Justice under Ministry of Law and Justice. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Defence Production
  11. Praveen Kumar (IAS:1987:TN) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vice Dr K P Krishnan (IAS:1983:KN) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  12. Sushil Kumar (IAS:1987:TR) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Mines vice Anil G Mukhim. Presently, he is  Additional Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education and Secretary, Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  13. Radheyshyam Julaniya (IAS:1985:MP), Secretary, Department of Sports has been given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs  upon superannuation of Ms. Upma Chawdhry (IAS:1983:HP)

Further, various officers presently serving at Additional Secretary and Special Secretary rank have been in-situ elevated to Special Secretary and Secretary rank by temporarily upgrading the post;

  1. Rameshwar Prasad Gupta (IAS:1987:GJ), Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog, as Special Secretary, NITI Aayog.
  2. Pradeep Kumar (IAS:1987:KL) Project Director, National Disaster Management elevated in the rank of Special Secretary.
  3. Debasish Panda (IAS:1987:UP), Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services, elevated as Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services.
  4. Tarun Kapoor (IAS:1987:HP), Vice Chairman, DDA elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary.
  5. Bimbadhar Pradhan (IAS:1987:BH), Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser (AS&FA), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, elevated as Special Secretary & FA.
  6. Ram Mohan Mishra (IAS:1987:AM), Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, MSME as Special Secretary and DC, MSME.
  7. T K Manojkumar (IAS:1987:KL), Additional Secretary, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority elevated in the rank & pay of Special Secretary, WDRA.
  8. Rajesh Verma (IAS:1987:OR), Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare as Special Secretary in the same department.
  9. Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi (IAS:1987:MP) AS&FA, Ministry of Culture as Special Secretary & FA Ministry of Culture.
  10. Ajay Tirkey (IAS:1987:MP), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development as Special Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  11. Sanjay Kumar Mishra (IRS IT:1984), Director, Enforcement Directorate elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary.
  12. Prem Kumar Kataria (IA&AS:1985), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, as Special Secretary, Ministry of Textiles.
  13. Prashant Kumar (IFS:1985:MP), Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development as Special Secretary, Department of Rural Development.

13 Dec 2019
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Additional Secretary (GoI) level appointments cleared

By IndianMandarins 13 Dec 2019

The NaMo administration on Friday effected a major appointment and in-situ elevation at Additional Secretary level as follows:

  1. Ms B V Umadevi (IFoS:1987:CG), presently in the cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change.
  2. Rajiv Bansal (IAS:1988:NL), presently AS&FA, appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  3. Rajesh Aggarwal (IAS:1989:MH), DG (Training) in Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, appointed as AS&FA in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas vice Rajiv Bansal.
  4. Manoj Joshi (IAS:1989:KL), presently in the cadre, as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
  5. Chandan Sinha, (IAS:1989:WB), presently in the cadre, appointed as Director General, National Archives of India, Ministry of Culture in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  6. Ms. Anita Praveen (IAS:1989:TN), Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Department of Posts, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Telecommunications.
  7. Sanjay Malhotra (IAS:1990:RJ), presently in the cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power.
  8. Niten Chandra (IAS:1990:OR), presently in the cadre, appointed as Secretary, Central Information Commission in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  9. Ms. Meeta R Lochan (IAS:1990:MH), ADG, Foreign Trade in the Department of Commerce, appointed as Member Secretary, National Commission for Women inthe rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  10. Gudey Srinivas (IAS:1990:OR), presently in the cadre, appointed as AS&FA, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
  11. Kamran Rizvi (IAS:1991:UP), Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development, appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.
  12. Rajlt Punhani (IAS:1991:BH), CVO in NTPC, appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Home Affairs vice Bhupendra Singh (IAS:985:UP) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019.
  13. Subhas Chandra Lal Das (IAS:1992:UT), JS in MHA, appointed as DG, Hydrocarbons Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary vice V P Joy (IAS:1987:KL).
  14. Sanjeev Kaushik (IAS:1992:KL), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services vice Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH)
  15. Sanjay Kumar (IAS:1992:NL), Joint Secretary in the Department of School Education & Literacy, appointed as AS&FA in the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways vice Shambhu Singh (IAS:1986:MN) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019.
  16. Ms. Nidhi Khare (IAS:1992:JH), Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs.
  17. Vineet Joshi (IAS:1992:MN), presently Director General, National Testing Agency, Ministry of Human Resource Development, was in-situ elevated in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.

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Major Secretary level reshuffle effected at Centre

By IndianMandarins 13 Dec 2019

The NaMo administration on Friday effected a major bureaucratic rejig at the level of Secretary and Special Secretary as follows:

  1. R Subrahmanyam (IAS:1985:AP) appointed as Secretary, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment vice Neelam Sawhney (IAS:1984:AP). Presently, he is Secretary, Department of Higher Education.
  2. Amit Khare (IAS:1985:JH) appointed as Secretary, Department of Higher Education vice R Subrahmanyam (IAS:1985:AP). Presently, he is Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Khare to hold the additional charge of   Department of School Education & Literacy.
  3. Arun Goel (IAS:1985:PB) appointed as Department of Heavy Industry Secretary, vice Asha Ram Sihag (IAS:1983:HP) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019. Presently, he is Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
  4. Kshatrapati Shivaji (IAS:1986:MH) appointed as Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. Presently, he is Executive Director, Asian Development Bank. He will also hold the additional charge of Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare.
  5. Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting vice Amit Khare. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services.
  6. T V Somanathan (IAS:1987:TN), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Secretary, Department of Expenditure vice G C Murmu.
  7. Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) appointed as Secretary, Department of Rural Development vice Amarjeet Sinha (IAS:1983:BH) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019. Presently he is Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat
  8. V P Joy (IAS:1987:KL) appointed as Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat vice Rajesh Bhushan. Presently, Joy is DG, Hydrocarbons.
  9. Sunil Kumar (IAS:1987:UP) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Commerce.
  10. Barun Mitra (IAS:1987:MN) appointed as OSD, Department of Justice under Ministry of Law and Justice. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Defence Production
  11. Praveen Kumar (IAS:1987:TN) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vice Dr K P Krishnan (IAS:1983:KN) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  12. Sushil Kumar (IAS:1987:TR) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Mines vice Anil G Mukhim. Presently, he is  Additional Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education and Secretary, Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  13. Radheyshyam Julaniya (IAS:1985:MP), Secretary, Department of Sports has been given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs  upon superannuation of Ms. Upma Chawdhry (IAS:1983:HP)

Further, various officers presently serving at Additional Secretary and Special Secretary rank have been in-situ elevated to Special Secretary and Secretary rank by temporarily upgrading the post;

  1. Rameshwar Prasad Gupta (IAS:1987:GJ), Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog, as Special Secretary, NITI Aayog.
  2. Pradeep Kumar (IAS:1987:KL) Project Director, National Disaster Management elevated in the rank of Special Secretary.
  3. Debasish Panda (IAS:1987:UP), Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services, elevated as Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services.
  4. Tarun Kapoor (IAS:1987:HP), Vice Chairman, DDA elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary.
  5. Bimbadhar Pradhan (IAS:1987:BH), Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser (AS&FA), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, elevated as Special Secretary & FA.
  6. Ram Mohan Mishra (IAS:1987:AM), Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, MSME as Special Secretary and DC, MSME.
  7. T K Manojkumar (IAS:1987:KL), Additional Secretary, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority elevated in the rank & pay of Special Secretary, WDRA.
  8. Rajesh Verma (IAS:1987:OR), Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare as Special Secretary in the same department.
  9. Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi (IAS:1987:MP) AS&FA, Ministry of Culture as Special Secretary & FA Ministry of Culture.
  10. Ajay Tirkey (IAS:1987:MP), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development as Special Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  11. Sanjay Kumar Mishra (IRS IT:1984), Director, Enforcement Directorate elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary.
  12. Prem Kumar Kataria (IA&AS:1985), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, as Special Secretary, Ministry of Textiles.
  13. Prashant Kumar (IFS:1985:MP), Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development as Special Secretary, Department of Rural Development.

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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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Awaiting posting orders: Ex Coal Secretary’s fate hangs in balance

By IndianMandarins 18 Oct 2019

When you are witnessing frequent surprises they become a new normal. But this is something which is still a rare one. 
Abrupt lateral shift and premature repatriation of Govt of India Secretaries no longer give any surprise now. But if a Govt of India Secretary is counting days from over a month now under ‘Awaiting posting order’ it certainly compels to think of.

Coal Secretary Sumanta Chaudhary (IAS:1985:WB) was, on September 20, 2019, abruptly shunted out and Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) was announced as his successor as the new Coal Secretary. Sumanta’s fate hangs in balance leaving his peers clueless about NaMo administration’s next move about his next posting as Secretary in Govt of Induia.

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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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