Babus' reshuffle: 17 new joint secretaries appointed
New Delhi: As many as 17 new joint secretaries have been appointed in various central government departments as part of a major mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected on Monday. Of these, 11 officers are from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and six from other civil services. IAS officers Anil Malik and Vivek Bharadwaj will be joint secretaries in Home Ministry.
Anurag Agarwal, also from the same service, has been appointed joint secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. IAS officer N Saravana Kumar will be joint secretary, Department of Higher Education.
Ruchika Chaudhry Govil, an officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre), has been named JS, Ministry of Steel. Manohar Agnani and Vijoy Kumar Singh will be joint secretaries in Department of Health and Family Welfare, and DoPT respectively.
Amit Sahai, an Indian Forest Service officer, will be joint secretary, Department of Defence Production. Ravinesh Kumar, an officer of Indian Defence Accounts Service, has been named Financial Advisor, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Sanjay Goel and Gopalakrishnan S have been appointed joint secretaries in Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.
IAS officer Anuradha Thakur will be joint secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management.
Kalpana Rajsinghot and Manju Pandey have been appointed joint secretaries in Ministry of Labour and Employment, and Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry.
Niranjan Kumar Sudhansu will be joint secretary, Ministry of Coal. S Suresh Kumar has been appointed Additional Chief Executive Officer, Government e-marketplace Special Purpose Vehicle-- a portal to procure goods and services by all government departments and public sector undertakings.
IAS officer Rajiv Arora, joint secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment has been sent back to his cadre state Haryana before completion of his central deputation tenure.