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Sahai is new Power Secy; Pankaj to be UIDAI CEO

Sahai is new Power Secy; Pankaj to be UIDAI CEO

New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Sanjeev Nandan Sahai was appointed as the new power secretary as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre on Tuesday.

Sahai, a 1986-batch IAS officer of union territories cadre, is at present special secretary in the Ministry of Power.

He will take over as the power secretary after retirement of incumbent Subhash Chandra Garg on October 31, a Personnel Ministry order said.

Garg was removed as finance secretary before being posted as power secretary. He had sought voluntary retirement from service and it was granted.

In other appointments, Pankaj Kumar, the additional secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, will be the CEO of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar.

Braj Raj Sharma has been appointed as the chairman of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) "by temporarily upgrading the post and keeping the recruitment rules of the post in abeyance", it said.

He is currently the secretary in the Department of Border Management, the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Nagendra Nath Sinha, who was the chairman of the National Highways Authority of India, has been transferred and posted as secretary of the Department of Border Management in place of Braj Raj Sharma.

Senior bureaucrat Sanjeev Gupta will be the secretary of the Inter State Council Secretariat in the Ministry of Home Affairs. He is holding the same position as special secretary.

Minority Affairs Secretary Sailesh has been appointed as secretary in the Department of Public Enterprises, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.

Pramod Kumar Das will be the Minority Affairs secretary in place of Sailesh.

Das is at present the special secretary in the Department of Expenditure.

Alok Tandon, who at present is in his cadre state Uttar Pradesh, will be IAS secretary in the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.

The officer will hold the additional charge of the post of secretary in the Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare, the order said.

Anil Kumar Khachi has been removed from the post of secretary, the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM).

IAS officer Tuhin Kanta Pandey, currently in his cadre state Odisha, has been appointed as the new DIPAM Secretary.

Rajesh Bhushan, the additional secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat will be secretary (Coordination), the Cabinet Secretariat.

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