JOINT SECRETARY

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Major JS level appointments cleared: 31 officers on the list

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Monday cleared the appointment of 31 Joint Secretary level appointments as follows:

  1. Bharat H Khera (lAS:1995:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 17.11.2021. He replaces Chandra Shekhar Kumar (IAS:1992:OR).
  2. Vimalendra Anand Patwardhan (IA&AS:1996) appointed as Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser (JS&FA), Ministry of Civil Aviation for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 25.10.2022. He replaces Arun Kumar (lAS:1989:HY).
  3. Nagaraju Maddirala (lAS:1993:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal for a tenure of five years. Nagaraju replaces Ashish Upadhyay (lAS:1989:MP)
  4. S Suresh Kumar (lAS:2000:AP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 23.07.2021. He replaces  Rajneesh (lAS:1997:HP).
  5. Vineet Mathur (IPoS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs for a tenure of five years by upgrading a vacant post of Director and to be adjusted against the next likely vacancy of JS in the department.
  6. Ms. Sanjukta Mudgal (IFS:1990:MP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture for a tenure upto her superannuation on 31.03.2024. She replaces Pranav Khullar (IP&TA&FS:1993).
  7. Puneet Agarwal (lAS:1998:TR)  appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 24.10.2021. He replaces  Shantanu (lAS:1997:TR).
  8. Vishal Gagan (lAS:1998:OR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence for a tenure of five years. He replaces Bharat H Khera (lAS:1995:HP). 
  9. Subodh Kumar Singh (lAS:1997:CG) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution for a tenure of five years. He replaces Suresh Kumar Vashist (IAS:1998:OR).
  10. Nipun Vinayak (lAS:2001:MH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare for a tenure of five years. He replaces Sudhansh Pant (lAS:1991:RJ)
  11. Ms. Padmaja Singh (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare for a tenure upto her superannuation on 31.10.2024. She replaces  Ms Vandana Gurnani (lAS:1991:KN).
  12. Chandra Shekhar Kumar (lAS:1992:OR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 29.01.2024 by upgrading a vacant post of Director in the Department and to be adjusted against the next likely vacancy of JS in the department.
  13. Ashok Kumar Parmar (lAS:1992:JK) appointed as Advisor (JS level), Inter State Council Secretariat under the Ministry of Home Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 22.03.2022 by downgrading a vacant post of Advisor, vice R Rajagopal (IAS:1984:TN).
  14. Ashutosh Agnihotri (lAS:1999:AM) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for a tenure of five years. He replaces S C L Das (lAS:1992:UT).
  15. Pravash Prashun Pandey (IRPS:1992) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice for a tenure of five years. He replaces Sadanand Vasant Date (IPS:1990:MH).
  16. Shantanu (lAS:1997:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Military Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 27.03.2024.
  17. Rajeev Singh Thakur (lAS:1995:RJ) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Military Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 03.12.2022.
  18. R K Khandelwal (lAS:1989:BH) appointed as Joint Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) under the Ministry of Home Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 20.09.2022. He replaces Dilip Kumar (lAS:1995:PB).
  19. Ms. Meenakshi Jolly (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Official Language for a tenure of five years vice J P Agrawal (CSS).
  20. Ms. Meena Balimane Sharma (IDES:1992) appointed as Additional Secretary (JS level), Central Information Commission under DoPT for a tenure of five years vice Shanti Priye Beck (IRSSE:1992).
  21. Tanmay Kumar (lAS:1993:RJ) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, for a tenure of five years vice Arun Kumar Verma (IFoS:1986:GJ).
  22. Manoj Sahay (IA&AS:1994) appointed as Director (A&F), NHIDCL (JS level), under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways for a tenure of five years vice Satya Brata Sahu (IAS:1991:OR).
  23. Ashish Kumar Goel (lAS:1995:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development for a tenure of five years vice Kamran Rizvi (lAS:1991:UP).
  24. Santosh Kumar Yadav (lAS:1995:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy for a tenure of five years vice Sanjay Kumar (IAS:1992:NL).
  25. Balachandra Subramoney Iyer (IRPS:1994) appointed as Deputy Director General (JS level), Department of Telecommunications for a tenure of five years vice R K Khandelwal (lAS:1989:BH).
  26. Hari Ranjan Rao (lAS:1994:MP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Telecommunications for a tenure of five years or until further orders. He replaces Amit Yadav (lAS:1991:UT).
  27. Rakesh Kumar Verma (lAS:1993:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism for a tenure of five years vice B Suman (lAS:1996:KL)
  28. Subodh Yadav (lAS:1999:KN) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for a tenure of five years vice Akhil Kumar (IPS:1994:UP)
  29. Vinayan J (IRTS:1994) appointed as ED (Admin), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) (JS level), Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for a tenure of five years . He replaces Rajiv Kishore (IRPS:1988).
  30. Ashok Kumar Singh (lAS:1999:KL) appointed as ED (Projects), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) (JS level), Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 21.01.2022. He replaces G Asok Kumar (IAS:1991:TG).
  31. Manoj Sethi (ICAS:1993) appointed as Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser (JS&FA) Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports for a tenure of five years. He replaces Ms Kiran Soni Gupta (lAS:1985:RJ).

20 Jan 2020
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Khullar prematurely repatriated

The NaMo administration on Friday announced the premature repatriation of Pranav Khullar (IP&TA&FS:1993), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture to his parent Cadre on personal grounds with imposition of extended cooling off condition.

18 Jan 2020
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Major JS level appointments cleared: 31 officers on the list

By IndianMandarins 20 Jan 2020

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Monday cleared the appointment of 31 Joint Secretary level appointments as follows:

  1. Bharat H Khera (lAS:1995:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 17.11.2021. He replaces Chandra Shekhar Kumar (IAS:1992:OR).
  2. Vimalendra Anand Patwardhan (IA&AS:1996) appointed as Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser (JS&FA), Ministry of Civil Aviation for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 25.10.2022. He replaces Arun Kumar (lAS:1989:HY).
  3. Nagaraju Maddirala (lAS:1993:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal for a tenure of five years. Nagaraju replaces Ashish Upadhyay (lAS:1989:MP)
  4. S Suresh Kumar (lAS:2000:AP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 23.07.2021. He replaces  Rajneesh (lAS:1997:HP).
  5. Vineet Mathur (IPoS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs for a tenure of five years by upgrading a vacant post of Director and to be adjusted against the next likely vacancy of JS in the department.
  6. Ms. Sanjukta Mudgal (IFS:1990:MP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture for a tenure upto her superannuation on 31.03.2024. She replaces Pranav Khullar (IP&TA&FS:1993).
  7. Puneet Agarwal (lAS:1998:TR)  appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 24.10.2021. He replaces  Shantanu (lAS:1997:TR).
  8. Vishal Gagan (lAS:1998:OR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence for a tenure of five years. He replaces Bharat H Khera (lAS:1995:HP). 
  9. Subodh Kumar Singh (lAS:1997:CG) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution for a tenure of five years. He replaces Suresh Kumar Vashist (IAS:1998:OR).
  10. Nipun Vinayak (lAS:2001:MH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare for a tenure of five years. He replaces Sudhansh Pant (lAS:1991:RJ)
  11. Ms. Padmaja Singh (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare for a tenure upto her superannuation on 31.10.2024. She replaces  Ms Vandana Gurnani (lAS:1991:KN).
  12. Chandra Shekhar Kumar (lAS:1992:OR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 29.01.2024 by upgrading a vacant post of Director in the Department and to be adjusted against the next likely vacancy of JS in the department.
  13. Ashok Kumar Parmar (lAS:1992:JK) appointed as Advisor (JS level), Inter State Council Secretariat under the Ministry of Home Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 22.03.2022 by downgrading a vacant post of Advisor, vice R Rajagopal (IAS:1984:TN).
  14. Ashutosh Agnihotri (lAS:1999:AM) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for a tenure of five years. He replaces S C L Das (lAS:1992:UT).
  15. Pravash Prashun Pandey (IRPS:1992) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice for a tenure of five years. He replaces Sadanand Vasant Date (IPS:1990:MH).
  16. Shantanu (lAS:1997:TR) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Military Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 27.03.2024.
  17. Rajeev Singh Thakur (lAS:1995:RJ) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Military Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 03.12.2022.
  18. R K Khandelwal (lAS:1989:BH) appointed as Joint Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) under the Ministry of Home Affairs for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 20.09.2022. He replaces Dilip Kumar (lAS:1995:PB).
  19. Ms. Meenakshi Jolly (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Official Language for a tenure of five years vice J P Agrawal (CSS).
  20. Ms. Meena Balimane Sharma (IDES:1992) appointed as Additional Secretary (JS level), Central Information Commission under DoPT for a tenure of five years vice Shanti Priye Beck (IRSSE:1992).
  21. Tanmay Kumar (lAS:1993:RJ) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, for a tenure of five years vice Arun Kumar Verma (IFoS:1986:GJ).
  22. Manoj Sahay (IA&AS:1994) appointed as Director (A&F), NHIDCL (JS level), under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways for a tenure of five years vice Satya Brata Sahu (IAS:1991:OR).
  23. Ashish Kumar Goel (lAS:1995:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development for a tenure of five years vice Kamran Rizvi (lAS:1991:UP).
  24. Santosh Kumar Yadav (lAS:1995:UP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy for a tenure of five years vice Sanjay Kumar (IAS:1992:NL).
  25. Balachandra Subramoney Iyer (IRPS:1994) appointed as Deputy Director General (JS level), Department of Telecommunications for a tenure of five years vice R K Khandelwal (lAS:1989:BH).
  26. Hari Ranjan Rao (lAS:1994:MP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Telecommunications for a tenure of five years or until further orders. He replaces Amit Yadav (lAS:1991:UT).
  27. Rakesh Kumar Verma (lAS:1993:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism for a tenure of five years vice B Suman (lAS:1996:KL)
  28. Subodh Yadav (lAS:1999:KN) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for a tenure of five years vice Akhil Kumar (IPS:1994:UP)
  29. Vinayan J (IRTS:1994) appointed as ED (Admin), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) (JS level), Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for a tenure of five years . He replaces Rajiv Kishore (IRPS:1988).
  30. Ashok Kumar Singh (lAS:1999:KL) appointed as ED (Projects), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) (JS level), Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 21.01.2022. He replaces G Asok Kumar (IAS:1991:TG).
  31. Manoj Sethi (ICAS:1993) appointed as Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser (JS&FA) Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports for a tenure of five years. He replaces Ms Kiran Soni Gupta (lAS:1985:RJ).

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Khullar prematurely repatriated

By IndianMandarins 18 Jan 2020

The NaMo administration on Friday announced the premature repatriation of Pranav Khullar (IP&TA&FS:1993), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture to his parent Cadre on personal grounds with imposition of extended cooling off condition.

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MHA: Kharkwal prematurely repatriated

By IndianMandarins 17 Jan 2020

The NaMo administration on Thursday announced the premature repatriation of Amitabh Kharkwal (IPoS:1989), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs to his parent cadre on ground of availing promotion in the cadre.

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JS-level appointments this week

By IndianMandarins 08 Jan 2020

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that NaMo administration may effect a major rejig at Joint Secretary level this week. Over a dozen of JS-level appointments may be announced which may include few foreign postings as well. 

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Legal Affairs: Goyal prematurely repatriated

By IndianMandarins 30 Dec 2019

The NaMo administration on Monday prematurely repatriated Ajay Goyal (IRS:1990:IT) Joint Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs to his parent cadre on grounds of availing promotion in the cadre.

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Defence: Mallic's tenure extended

By IndianMandarins 17 Dec 2019

Subir Mallick (IA&AS:1989) has been given extension for a period of fifteen months beyond 04.02.2020 i.e. upto 04.05.2021. Presently, he is Additional Financial Adviser & Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence.

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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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JS level posting of 2002 batch IAS expected soon

By IndianMandarins 30 Sep 2019

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that posting of 2002 batch IAS officers empanelled to hold Joint Secretary level posts may start shortly. Few names have started doing rounds and reportedly, a Bihar cadre IAS officer from the batch has been considered for a plum foreign posting.   

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