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Secretary-level reshuffle effected at Centre: Course correction vs realignment?

Following the minor Secretary-level reshuffle at Centre people in power corridors opine that it appears more of a course correction and realignment than a reshuffle reflecting a sound objective.

Appointment of Rajesh Bhushan (lAS:1987:BH), OSD in MoHFW, as Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare is something which was expected. He will succeed Ms Preeti Sudan (lAS:1983:AP) on her superannuation on 31 .07.2020. 

Ram Mohan Mishra (lAS:1987:AM) was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development vice Ajay Tirkey. Presently, Mishra is working as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes. Ajay Tirkey (IAS:1987:MP) was laterally shifted to the Department of Land Resources as Secretary vice Ruolkhumlien Buhril (lAS:1984:TN) retiring next week. Appointment in the Department of Land Resources was obviously a routine requirement.   

The appointment of Tirky on a lateral shift basis from the Ministry of Women and Child Development to Land Resources appears more of making avenue for Ram Mohan Mishra who was working on Secretary equivalent level post in the rank and pay of Secretary (GoI).  

Union Mines Secretary Sushil Kumar (lAS:1987:TR) was appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCST) in the rank and pay of Secretary (GoI) vice Ram Mohan Mishra whereas Coal Secretary Anil Kumar Jain (lAS;1986:MP) was given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Mines.  

It is believed that the lateral shift of Sushil Kumar from Mines to NCST is something unusual yet unsurprising. Looking back, the Ministry of Coal and Mines have seen several abrupt and unpleasant changes at the top. Coal and Mines are tuff turfs and require a tight rope-walk. 

24 Jul 2020
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Major Secretary level reshuffle: Health Secretary gets extension, Tarun Bajaj appointed as Secretary, DEA

The NaMo administration on Sunday affected major Secretary-level appointments including several appointments on a lateral shift basis. Further, several IAS officers were elevated in-situ as well:-

  1. Union Health and Family Welfare Secretary Ms Preety Sudan (IAS:1983:AP), was given an extension in service for a period of three months beyond superannuation i.e. 30.04.2020.
  2. Rural Development Secretary Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) appointed as OSD in the Department of Health & Family Welfare. He will replace Ms Sudan as  Health Secretary after she would complete her extended tenure on 31.07.2020.
  3. Nagendra Nath Sinha (IAS:1987:JH), Secretary, Border Management, was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development vice Rajesh Bhushan.
  4. Amit Khare (IAS:1985:JH), Secretary, Department of Higher Education (MHRD), was given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of I&B on appointment of Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH) as Secretary, Department of Sports.
  5. Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH), Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, appointed as Secretary, Department of Sports vice Radheshyam Julania (IAS:1985:MP).
  6. Ravi Kant (IAS:1984:BH), Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, laterally shifted as Secretary, Department of Ex-Serviceman Welfare under the Ministry of Defence. He replaces Ms Sanjeevani Kutty (IAS:1983:UT) retiring this month-end.
  7. Anand Kumar (IAS:1984:KL), Secretary Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Culture against a post vacant for several months.
  8. Sanjeev Ranjan (IAS:1985:TR), Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Shipping. Ranjan replaces Gopal Krishna (IAS:1983:WB) retiring this month-end.
  9. Pawan Kumar Agarwal (IAS:1985:WB), Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, appointed as Special Secretary, Logistics under the Department of Commerce. He replaces N Sivasailam (IAS:1985:KN) retiring this month-end.
  10. Mrs Satbir Bedi (IAS:1985:UT), Chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education, appointed as Secretary, Central Information Commission under the Department of Personnel and Training in the rank of Secretary.
  11. Pradeep Kumar Tripathy (IAS:1987:JK), Special Secretary and EO, DOPT, was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Steel vice Binoy Kumar (IAS:1983:TG) retiring this month-end.
  12. Sudhanshu Panday (IAS:1987:JK), Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, appointed as Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution vice Ravi Kant on his appointment as Secretary, Ex-Servicemen Welfare under the Ministry of Defence.
  13. Ms Leena Nandan (IAS:1987:UP), Special Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, appointed as Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs vice Pawan Kumar Agarwal (IAS:1985:WB).
  14. Rameshwar Prasad Gupta (IAS:1987:GJ), Special Secretary, NITI Aayog, appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) upon superannuation of Chandra Kishor Mishra (IAS:1983:BH) on 31.05.2020.
  15. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi (IAS:1987:JH), presently in the cadre, appointed as Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) vice Anand Kumar (IAS:1984:KL) upon his appointment as Secretary, Culture.
  16. Tarun Kapoor (IAS:1987:HP), presently Vice Chairman, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas vice M M Kutty (IAS:1985:UT) retiring this month-end.
  17. Rajesh Verma (IAS:1987:OR), appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs vice Injeti Sriniwas (IAS:1983:OR) retiring this month-end. Presently, Verma is a Special Secretary in the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.
  18. Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi (IAS:1987:MP), appointed as Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals vice P Raghavendra Rao (IAS:1985:HY) retiring this month-end. Presently, he is Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Culture.
  19. Ajay Tirky (IAS:1987:KL), appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development vice Rabindra Panwar (IAS:1985:BH) retiring this month-end.  Tirkey is Special Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Development,
  20. Tarun Bajaj (IAS:1988:HY), Additional Secretary, PMO, appointed as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs vice Atanu Chakraborty (IAS:1985:GJ) retiring this month-end.
  21. Aramane Giridhar (IAS:1988:AP), appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vice Sanjeev Ranjan (IAS:1985:TR). He is an Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.
  22. Ms Anita Karwal (IAS:1988:GJ), appointed as Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy (MHRD); a post lying vacant for several months. She is Chairperson, CBSE.
  23. Arvind Kumar Sharma (IAS:1988:GJ), appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) upon the superannuation of Arun Kumar Panda (IAS:1984:OR) retiring this month end. He is Additional Secretary in PMO,
  24. Ram Mohan Mishra (IAS:1987:AM), Special Secretary and DC, MSME, appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Casts in the rank and pay of Secretary.

Further, several officers were elevated (In-situ) from Additional Secretary to Special Secretary whereas several others from Special Secretary elevated in the rak and pay of Secretary in Govt of India:

  1. Ms Jyoti Arora (IAS:1987:HY), AS&FA in Ministry of Electronics and IT elevated in-situ as Special Secretary & FA.
  2. B Anand (IAS:1987:TN), Secretary, National Commission for Minorities, elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary, Govt of India.
  3. Neel Kamal Darbari (IAS:1987:RJ), MD, Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium under the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary, Govt of India.
  4. Bidyut Bihari Swain (IAS:1988:GJ), Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce in-situ elevated as Special Secretary.
  5. Apurva Chandra (IAS:1988:MH), Additional Secretary and DG, Acquisition under the Department of Defence, elevated in-situ as Special Secretary & DG Acquisition.
  6. Rajiv Bansal (IAS:1988:NL), CMD, Air India, in-situ elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary in Govt of India.
  7. Ali Raza Rizwi (IAS:1988:HP), Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of I&B, was elevated in-situ as Special Secretary and FA.
  8. Praveen Kumar Srivastava (IAS:1988:AM), Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, elevated in-situ as Special Secretary.
  9. Arvind Singh (IAS:1988:MH), Chairman, Airports Authority of India, was elevated in-situ elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary, Govt of India.
  10. Indevar Pandey (IAS:1988:WB). Additional Secretary in the Ministry of DONER, was elevated in-situ as Special Secretary in the Ministry of DONER.

Also, Niten Chandra (IAS:1990:OR), Secretary, appointed as Additional Secretary, Central Agency Section in the Department of Legal Affairs by temporarily upgrading the post. He is working as Central Information Commission (CIC) under DOPT.

 

26 Apr 2020
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Secretary-level reshuffle effected at Centre: Course correction vs realignment?

By IndianMandarins 24 Jul 2020

Following the minor Secretary-level reshuffle at Centre people in power corridors opine that it appears more of a course correction and realignment than a reshuffle reflecting a sound objective.

Appointment of Rajesh Bhushan (lAS:1987:BH), OSD in MoHFW, as Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare is something which was expected. He will succeed Ms Preeti Sudan (lAS:1983:AP) on her superannuation on 31 .07.2020. 

Ram Mohan Mishra (lAS:1987:AM) was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development vice Ajay Tirkey. Presently, Mishra is working as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes. Ajay Tirkey (IAS:1987:MP) was laterally shifted to the Department of Land Resources as Secretary vice Ruolkhumlien Buhril (lAS:1984:TN) retiring next week. Appointment in the Department of Land Resources was obviously a routine requirement.   

The appointment of Tirky on a lateral shift basis from the Ministry of Women and Child Development to Land Resources appears more of making avenue for Ram Mohan Mishra who was working on Secretary equivalent level post in the rank and pay of Secretary (GoI).  

Union Mines Secretary Sushil Kumar (lAS:1987:TR) was appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCST) in the rank and pay of Secretary (GoI) vice Ram Mohan Mishra whereas Coal Secretary Anil Kumar Jain (lAS;1986:MP) was given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Mines.  

It is believed that the lateral shift of Sushil Kumar from Mines to NCST is something unusual yet unsurprising. Looking back, the Ministry of Coal and Mines have seen several abrupt and unpleasant changes at the top. Coal and Mines are tuff turfs and require a tight rope-walk. 

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Major Secretary level reshuffle: Health Secretary gets extension, Tarun Bajaj appointed as Secretary, DEA

By IndianMandarins 26 Apr 2020

The NaMo administration on Sunday affected major Secretary-level appointments including several appointments on a lateral shift basis. Further, several IAS officers were elevated in-situ as well:-

  1. Union Health and Family Welfare Secretary Ms Preety Sudan (IAS:1983:AP), was given an extension in service for a period of three months beyond superannuation i.e. 30.04.2020.
  2. Rural Development Secretary Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) appointed as OSD in the Department of Health & Family Welfare. He will replace Ms Sudan as  Health Secretary after she would complete her extended tenure on 31.07.2020.
  3. Nagendra Nath Sinha (IAS:1987:JH), Secretary, Border Management, was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development vice Rajesh Bhushan.
  4. Amit Khare (IAS:1985:JH), Secretary, Department of Higher Education (MHRD), was given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of I&B on appointment of Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH) as Secretary, Department of Sports.
  5. Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH), Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, appointed as Secretary, Department of Sports vice Radheshyam Julania (IAS:1985:MP).
  6. Ravi Kant (IAS:1984:BH), Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, laterally shifted as Secretary, Department of Ex-Serviceman Welfare under the Ministry of Defence. He replaces Ms Sanjeevani Kutty (IAS:1983:UT) retiring this month-end.
  7. Anand Kumar (IAS:1984:KL), Secretary Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Culture against a post vacant for several months.
  8. Sanjeev Ranjan (IAS:1985:TR), Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Shipping. Ranjan replaces Gopal Krishna (IAS:1983:WB) retiring this month-end.
  9. Pawan Kumar Agarwal (IAS:1985:WB), Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, appointed as Special Secretary, Logistics under the Department of Commerce. He replaces N Sivasailam (IAS:1985:KN) retiring this month-end.
  10. Mrs Satbir Bedi (IAS:1985:UT), Chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education, appointed as Secretary, Central Information Commission under the Department of Personnel and Training in the rank of Secretary.
  11. Pradeep Kumar Tripathy (IAS:1987:JK), Special Secretary and EO, DOPT, was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Steel vice Binoy Kumar (IAS:1983:TG) retiring this month-end.
  12. Sudhanshu Panday (IAS:1987:JK), Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, appointed as Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution vice Ravi Kant on his appointment as Secretary, Ex-Servicemen Welfare under the Ministry of Defence.
  13. Ms Leena Nandan (IAS:1987:UP), Special Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, appointed as Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs vice Pawan Kumar Agarwal (IAS:1985:WB).
  14. Rameshwar Prasad Gupta (IAS:1987:GJ), Special Secretary, NITI Aayog, appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) upon superannuation of Chandra Kishor Mishra (IAS:1983:BH) on 31.05.2020.
  15. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi (IAS:1987:JH), presently in the cadre, appointed as Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) vice Anand Kumar (IAS:1984:KL) upon his appointment as Secretary, Culture.
  16. Tarun Kapoor (IAS:1987:HP), presently Vice Chairman, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas vice M M Kutty (IAS:1985:UT) retiring this month-end.
  17. Rajesh Verma (IAS:1987:OR), appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs vice Injeti Sriniwas (IAS:1983:OR) retiring this month-end. Presently, Verma is a Special Secretary in the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.
  18. Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi (IAS:1987:MP), appointed as Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals vice P Raghavendra Rao (IAS:1985:HY) retiring this month-end. Presently, he is Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Culture.
  19. Ajay Tirky (IAS:1987:KL), appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development vice Rabindra Panwar (IAS:1985:BH) retiring this month-end.  Tirkey is Special Secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Development,
  20. Tarun Bajaj (IAS:1988:HY), Additional Secretary, PMO, appointed as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs vice Atanu Chakraborty (IAS:1985:GJ) retiring this month-end.
  21. Aramane Giridhar (IAS:1988:AP), appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vice Sanjeev Ranjan (IAS:1985:TR). He is an Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.
  22. Ms Anita Karwal (IAS:1988:GJ), appointed as Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy (MHRD); a post lying vacant for several months. She is Chairperson, CBSE.
  23. Arvind Kumar Sharma (IAS:1988:GJ), appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) upon the superannuation of Arun Kumar Panda (IAS:1984:OR) retiring this month end. He is Additional Secretary in PMO,
  24. Ram Mohan Mishra (IAS:1987:AM), Special Secretary and DC, MSME, appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Casts in the rank and pay of Secretary.

Further, several officers were elevated (In-situ) from Additional Secretary to Special Secretary whereas several others from Special Secretary elevated in the rak and pay of Secretary in Govt of India:

  1. Ms Jyoti Arora (IAS:1987:HY), AS&FA in Ministry of Electronics and IT elevated in-situ as Special Secretary & FA.
  2. B Anand (IAS:1987:TN), Secretary, National Commission for Minorities, elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary, Govt of India.
  3. Neel Kamal Darbari (IAS:1987:RJ), MD, Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium under the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary, Govt of India.
  4. Bidyut Bihari Swain (IAS:1988:GJ), Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce in-situ elevated as Special Secretary.
  5. Apurva Chandra (IAS:1988:MH), Additional Secretary and DG, Acquisition under the Department of Defence, elevated in-situ as Special Secretary & DG Acquisition.
  6. Rajiv Bansal (IAS:1988:NL), CMD, Air India, in-situ elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary in Govt of India.
  7. Ali Raza Rizwi (IAS:1988:HP), Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of I&B, was elevated in-situ as Special Secretary and FA.
  8. Praveen Kumar Srivastava (IAS:1988:AM), Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, elevated in-situ as Special Secretary.
  9. Arvind Singh (IAS:1988:MH), Chairman, Airports Authority of India, was elevated in-situ elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary, Govt of India.
  10. Indevar Pandey (IAS:1988:WB). Additional Secretary in the Ministry of DONER, was elevated in-situ as Special Secretary in the Ministry of DONER.

Also, Niten Chandra (IAS:1990:OR), Secretary, appointed as Additional Secretary, Central Agency Section in the Department of Legal Affairs by temporarily upgrading the post. He is working as Central Information Commission (CIC) under DOPT.

 

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