LATERAL SHIFT

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DIPAM: Ritu Sharma appointed as Director

The NaMo administration on Friday appointed Ms Ritu Sharma (IRS IT:2005) to the post of Director in the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) for a period on a lateral shift basis. Presently, she is Director, National Gallery of Modern Art under the Ministry of Culture.

30 May 2020
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PMO: Ajit Kumar shifted to Union Home Ministry

The NaMo administration on Monday laterally shifted Ajit Kumar (IAS:2006:KL) from Prime Minister’s Office to the Ministry of Home Affairs for a period upto 24.02.2022 i.e. combined tenure of seven years at the centre. Presently, he is working as In PMO as Deputy Secretary.

24 Feb 2020
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DIPAM: Ritu Sharma appointed as Director

By IndianMandarins 30 May 2020

The NaMo administration on Friday appointed Ms Ritu Sharma (IRS IT:2005) to the post of Director in the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) for a period on a lateral shift basis. Presently, she is Director, National Gallery of Modern Art under the Ministry of Culture.

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PMO: Ajit Kumar shifted to Union Home Ministry

By IndianMandarins 24 Feb 2020

The NaMo administration on Monday laterally shifted Ajit Kumar (IAS:2006:KL) from Prime Minister’s Office to the Ministry of Home Affairs for a period upto 24.02.2022 i.e. combined tenure of seven years at the centre. Presently, he is working as In PMO as Deputy Secretary.

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Agrawal laterally shifted from Defence to CVC

By IndianMandarins 20 Jan 2020

Shiv Ratan Agrawal (IDSE:1988) was on Monday laterally shifted as Director in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for a period upto 01.06.2022 (7 years on both CSS and non-CSS posts put together). Presently, he is working as Director, Defence (CSS post). 

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Ms Shayin laterally shifted to M/o Defence

By IndianMandarins 25 Mar 2019

Ms. Nazli Jafri Shayin (IA&AS:1999) was on Monday laterally shifted to the Ministry of Defence for a period ending 03 December 2020. Presently she is Director, Department of School Education and Literacy.

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Yadav laterally shifted to M/o Culture

By IndianMandarins 25 Mar 2019

Ajay Yadav (IAS:2006:TN) was on Monday laterally shifted to the post of Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Culture for a period ending 10 November 2020. He is Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce since 11 November 2016.

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Cost of doing one's job

By IndianMandarins 13 Mar 2019

A Joint Secretary (IAS) of a key ministry was recently asked to apply for a lateral shift to another ministry or else get prematurely repatriated to his state cadre.

 

His sin. As a CVO of the ministry, he entertained an anonymous complaint made to another JS regarding suspicious dealings in the funding of an event organized by the ministry. The suspicion arose because the contract for the ad and event management was given to an agency owned by someone who is seen as a man behind a powerful cabinet minister.

 

Although according to CVC rules, an anonymous complaint isn't required to be entertained, in the reported case, the JS found substance in the allegation and hence sought the opinion of the higher-ups, thereby inviting political disapproval. Consequently, fist his charge as CVO was taken back and later all crucial charges were taken away from him.  

 

Since the officer concerned is left with a year's time to complete his central deputation, he is learned to have opted for a lateral shift rather than be prematurely repatriated to his state cadre. It is further learned that the minister concerned is also personally facilitating his lateral shift to assuage the hurt feeling of the officer.

 

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Ms Verma shifted from CVC to NITI

By IndianMandarins 15 Feb 2019

Ms Rolley M Verma (IOFS:1994) was, on Friday, appointed Director in NITI Aayog for a period of 15 March 2020 on lateral shift basis. Presently she is Director in Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). Her tenure at CVC was curtailed. 

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IAS victim of IPS quarrels

By IndianMandarins 18 Jan 2019

The Alok Verma/Rakesh Asthana episode is said to have impacted even the IAS fraternity. One such victim from the service was a joint secretary who, on the advice of a superior, referred the complaint of one of the episode actors to a government agency for verification and follow-up. For doing what may appear appropriate, the joint secretary concerned was laterally transferred out from a sensitive post to another ministry. After taking over the new assignment, the officer is gone on leave since mid of September last year as the officer feels let down by superiors. Though it is being made out that the officer belongs to a batch that is in line for the additional secretary empanelment and hence the transfer, this argument doesn't stand the scrutiny of circumstances. The victimized officer is said to have an excellent professional track record and hence the officer was posted as JS in the sensitive post in the first place.

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