MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS

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Major Secretary level appointments include Banking Secretary & Air India CMD

The NaMo administration on Thursday effected a major bureaucratic rejig at the level of Secretary as follows:
  1. Debasish Panda (IAS:1987:UP) appointed as Secretary, Department of Financial Services (Secretary, Banking) vice Rajiv Kumar (IAS:1984:JH) upon his superannuation on 29.02.2020. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
  2. Ms. Usha Sharma (IAS:1985:RJ) appointed as Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Presently, she is Director General, Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture.
  3. Rajeev Ranjan (IAS:1985:TN) appointed as Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying vice Ms. Rajni Sekhri Sibal (IAS:1986:HY) upon her superannuation on 29.02.2020. Presently, he is Special Secretary, GST Council Secretariat, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
  4. Tenure of Parameswaran Iyer (Voluntarily Retired IAS:1981:UP) as Secretary, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (Ministry of Jal Shakti) was extended  for a further period of one year beyond 30.04.2020 i.e. upto 30.04.2021.
  5. Pawan Kumar Agarwal (IAS:1985:WB) appointed as Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Presently, he is Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India FSSAI).
  6. Saraswati Prasad (IAS:1985:AM) appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes in the rank and pay of Secretary. Presently, he is Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Steel.
  7. Rajiv Bansal (IAS:1988:NL) appointed as Chairman & Managing Director, Air India in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. 

  8. Raj Kumar (IAS:1987:GJ) appointed as as Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. Presently, he is working as DG, Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

13 Feb 2020
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Merger of Youth Affairs and Sports departments on the anvil?

If top sources are to be believed, the NaMo administration is considering the merger of departments under the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. Reportedly, the matter has already been discussed with Prime Minister who had apparently given his consent but then he was not in haste to implement the merger of Department of Youth Affairs and Department of Sports. When the outgoing Youth Affairs Secretary Ms Upma Choudhary (IAS:1983:HP) is retiring this month and Radhey Shyam Julania (IAS:1985:MP) may remain as the torch bearer in the ministry. Amid the new list of Secretary level appointments and reshuffle under process possibility of the merger of the two departments may not be ruled out.   

Experts say that there is a thin demarcation line between the two departments. Broadly, sport is the main constituency of youth affairs as sports is primarily about youths. It is understood that 65-70 per cent of the matter pertaining to youth affairs is directly/indirectly linked with sports whereas youth affairs is about instilling sportsman spirit, team-building and collectiveness among youths.

Those in the know of the affairs say that in case the two departments are merged together, it would be nothing but a logical consequence of the commonality of the two domains and NaMo Govt’s tagline ‘Minium Government & Maximum Governance”. 

13 Dec 2019
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Major Secretary level appointments include Banking Secretary & Air India CMD

By IndianMandarins 13 Feb 2020

The NaMo administration on Thursday effected a major bureaucratic rejig at the level of Secretary as follows:
  1. Debasish Panda (IAS:1987:UP) appointed as Secretary, Department of Financial Services (Secretary, Banking) vice Rajiv Kumar (IAS:1984:JH) upon his superannuation on 29.02.2020. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
  2. Ms. Usha Sharma (IAS:1985:RJ) appointed as Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Presently, she is Director General, Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture.
  3. Rajeev Ranjan (IAS:1985:TN) appointed as Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying vice Ms. Rajni Sekhri Sibal (IAS:1986:HY) upon her superannuation on 29.02.2020. Presently, he is Special Secretary, GST Council Secretariat, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
  4. Tenure of Parameswaran Iyer (Voluntarily Retired IAS:1981:UP) as Secretary, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (Ministry of Jal Shakti) was extended  for a further period of one year beyond 30.04.2020 i.e. upto 30.04.2021.
  5. Pawan Kumar Agarwal (IAS:1985:WB) appointed as Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. Presently, he is Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India FSSAI).
  6. Saraswati Prasad (IAS:1985:AM) appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes in the rank and pay of Secretary. Presently, he is Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Steel.
  7. Rajiv Bansal (IAS:1988:NL) appointed as Chairman & Managing Director, Air India in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. 

  8. Raj Kumar (IAS:1987:GJ) appointed as as Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. Presently, he is working as DG, Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).

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Merger of Youth Affairs and Sports departments on the anvil?

By IndianMandarins 13 Dec 2019

If top sources are to be believed, the NaMo administration is considering the merger of departments under the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. Reportedly, the matter has already been discussed with Prime Minister who had apparently given his consent but then he was not in haste to implement the merger of Department of Youth Affairs and Department of Sports. When the outgoing Youth Affairs Secretary Ms Upma Choudhary (IAS:1983:HP) is retiring this month and Radhey Shyam Julania (IAS:1985:MP) may remain as the torch bearer in the ministry. Amid the new list of Secretary level appointments and reshuffle under process possibility of the merger of the two departments may not be ruled out.   

Experts say that there is a thin demarcation line between the two departments. Broadly, sport is the main constituency of youth affairs as sports is primarily about youths. It is understood that 65-70 per cent of the matter pertaining to youth affairs is directly/indirectly linked with sports whereas youth affairs is about instilling sportsman spirit, team-building and collectiveness among youths.

Those in the know of the affairs say that in case the two departments are merged together, it would be nothing but a logical consequence of the commonality of the two domains and NaMo Govt’s tagline ‘Minium Government & Maximum Governance”. 

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Youth Affairs: Shah appointed as Deputy Secretary

By IndianMandarins 15 Nov 2019

Saurav Kumar Shah (IPS:2009:BH), presently on compulsory wait, was on Friday appointed as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Youth Affairs for a period ending 14.01.2022.

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Col Singh appointed PS to Prez, AICS

By IndianMandarins 12 Apr 2019

The NaMo administration, on Thursday, appointed Colonel Amrik Singh as Private Secretary to Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra, President of All India Council of Sports under the the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

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