Modi Govt. effected major bureaucratic reshuffle at Secretary and Additional Secretary level

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The Narendra Modi goverment, on Saturday, effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle in Secretary and Additional Secretary level.

The names of the officers and their postings are as follows:

1. A B P Pandey (IAS:1984:MH) has been appointed as Revenue Secretary vice Hasmukh Adhia (IAS:1981:GJ) who is retiring this month end. Presently Pandey is CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. He will continue to hold the additional charge of CEO, UIDAI and Chairman, Goods and Services Tax Network until further orders.

2. Girish Chandra Murmu (IAS:1985:GJ) has been appointed as OSD in the Department of Expenditure, will take over as Secretary, Department of Expenditure on superannuation of Ajay Narayan Jha (IAS:1982:MN) on January 31 2019. Presently, he is Special Secretry, Department of Revenue.

3. Mrs Upma Chawdhry (IAS:1983:HP) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs vice Amarendra Kumar Dubey (IAS:1982:KL), who is retiring on 31 December 2018. Presently she is Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussorrie.

4. N Sivasailam (IAS:1985:KN) has been appointed as Special Secretary (Logistics), Department of Commerce. Presently , he is posted as Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunications.

5. Sumanta Chaudhuri (IAS:1985:WB) has been as appointed Secretary, Ministry of Coal vice Shri Inder Jit Singh. Presently, she is posted as Managing Director, Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.

6. Chhabilendra Roul (IAS:1985:AP) has been appointed as OSD in the Department of Fertilizers. He will replace Ms. Bharathi S. Sihag (IAS:1983:HP) who is retiring on 31 December 2018. Roul is presently posted as Special Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education.

7. Yogendra Tripathy (IAS:1985:KN) has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Tourism on superannuation of Mrs Rashmi Verma (IAS:1982:BH) on November 30, 2018. She is presently posted as CMD, Food Corporation of India.

8. Ms. Shalini Prasad (IAS:1985:UP) has been appointed as Member Secretary, Tariff Commission in Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) by temporarily upgrading the post to the level of Secretary. She is presently posted as Special Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

9. Ashok Kumar Singh (Lok Sabha Secretariat Service) has been appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes by downgrading the post (temporarily) to HAG Grade. He replaces Raghav Chandra (IAS:1982:MP) who retired on October 31, 2018.

10. Jalaj Shrivastava (IAS:1984:UT) has been appointed Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India (AS rank) under the Ministry of Shipping. he is presently posted as Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare.

11. Ms. Meenakshi Gupta (IA&AS:1984) has been appointed as Member Secretary, National Commission for Women, Ministry of Women and Child Development in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. She replaces Ms. Satbir Bedi (IAS:1986:UT). She is presently posted as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

11. Ms. Satbir Bedi (IAS:1986:UT) has been appointed as Chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. She is presently posted as Secretary, National Commission for Women.

12. Ms. Amita Prasad (IAS:1985:KN) has been appointed as DG, National Productivity Council in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. She is presently posted as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation.

13. Anshu Prakash (IAS:1986:AGMUT), presently in the cadre, has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Telecommunications in the vacancy caused due to appointment of N Sivasailam (IAS:1985:KN) Special Secretary (Logistics), Department of Commerce.

14. Rakesh Kumar Vats (IAS:1986:WB) has been appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the vacancy caused due to superannuation of Smt. Vijaya Shrivastava (IAS:1984:MP). He is presently posted as Additional Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare

15. Ms. Vasudha Mishra (IAS:1987:TG) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare vice Jalaj Srivastava. She is presently posted as Additional Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances.

16. Ms. Neel Kamal Darbari (IAS:1987:RJ) has been appointed as MD, Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary vice Sumanta Chaudhuri. She is presently posted in the cadre.

17. V Srinivas (IAS:1989:RJ) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances vice Ms. Vasudha Mishra. Presently, he is posted in the cadre.

18. Ms. Shubhra Singh (IAS:1989:RJ) has been appointed as Chairperson, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPCA) in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. She is presently posted in the cadre as Principal Resident Commissioner, Delhi.