Bureaucratic reshuffle: 21 babus appointed Joint Secretaries
Gujarat's Srinivas Ramaswamy Katikithala has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle effected on Monday.
As many as 21 officers, nine of whom are from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and remaining from other services, have been appointed in various central government departments here.
The appointments assume significance as members of civil services have been demanding same career growth as being enjoyed by IAS officers.
Katikithala is a 1989 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.
He has been appointed as JS, DoPT for a period of five years, an official order said.
Senior bureaucrat Anil Srivastava, who is at present Joint Secretary in Ministry of Civil Aviation, will be Advisor, Niti Aayog.
Upma Srivastava has been appointed new JS in Civil Aviation Ministry, in Anil Srivastava's place.
Nidhi Chhibber will be Joint Secretary in Defence Ministry. Jatindra Nath Swain has been appointed JS, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
K Vinayak Rao, an officer of Indian Railway Accounts Service, has been appointed Member (Finance) in Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
Madhu Ranjan Kumar and Pramod Kumar Pathak have been appointed as JS in Department of Higher Education and Ministry of Ayush respectively.
Kamlesh Chaturvedi and P K Borthakur will be Joint Secretaries in Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, and Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and
K Rajaraman has been named JS, Department of Expenditure, Shantmanu as Development Commissioner in Ministry of Textiles and Pramod Kumar Tiwari will be JS in Department of Food and P Public Distribution, the order issued by DoPT said.
Meera Ranjan Tshering, an officer of Indian Postal Service, will be Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Women and Child Development. Sarita Mittal, an officer of Central Secretariat Service, will be Joint Secretary, Department of Health Research.