The NaMo administration on Monday announced the appointment of 17 officers to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries and departments:
The NaMo administration on Friday curtailed
the tenure of Rishikesh Singh (IPoS:2000) as Director, Department of Economic
Affairs on his selection to the post of Project Development Specialist in the
Asian Development Bank (Manilla) on deputation basis up to 31.03.2022 i.e.
maximum tenure of seven years outside cadre.
Indian Economic Service Association (IESA) on Saturday held
its Annual General Body Meeting in Constitution Hall which was attended by over
a hundred IES officers. Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) to the Govt of India Dr K
Subramanian was the chief guest at the AGM.
IESA emphasised its role in providing economic inputs and professional insights in the policy making in order to push the growth rate of 8% plus. Having been posted in all the key economic and social ministries IES officers provide economic inputs which no other service can offer and that is where IES cadre has an edge over others.
The IESA requested its cadre controlling authority Atanu Chakravarty, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) and CEA to augment the process of promotion ending the continued deadlock in their career progression. Time bound promotion, housing projects and an exclusive Training Academy for young IES officers etc were underlined as their demand from the Govt of India through CEA Subrahmanyam & DEA Secretary Chakraborty.
If some top sources are to believed all four departments under Union Ministry of Finance are set to get a fresh set of departmental heads in the next five months. The Department of Expenditure, presently under ad-hoc arrangement, became headless after G C Murmu (IAS:1985:GJ) was picked up as J&K Lieutenant Governor. Union Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar (IAS:1984:JH), Secretary, DFS, is retiring in February next year followed by Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty (IAS:1985:GJ) scheduled to retire April next year. Though Revenue Secretary A B P Pandey (IAS:1985:MH) may remain on turf till February 2021 but with vital figures dipping steadily the power corridors are abuzz that Pandey may be shifted to some other key departments. If that be the case the Finance Ministry may see a fresh set of faces to steer the economy which would be key to take NaMo 2.0 to its 3.0 version.
Vivek Kumar (IDES:2005) and Pawan Kumar (IRS C&CE:2005), both working at Deputy Secretary level, were on Wednesday re-designated as Director in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Department of Economic Affairs respectively.