ACC effects major Joint Secretary level reshuffle, 23 officers get new assignments

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In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Modi government has cleared the appointment of 23 officers to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries and departments.

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

  1. Rohit Kumar (IAS:1997:JS) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, for an overall tenure of five years up to 24.09.2023, which is further extendable for additional two years up to 24.09.2025 vice Sandeep Sarkar (IDAS:1995).
  2. Susanta Kumar Purohit (IRSEE:1996) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals for a tenure of five years vice Samir K Biswas (IAS:1990:MH).
  3. Pankaj Kumar Bansal (IAS:1997:TN) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Cooperation, for a tenure of five years with additional charge of the post of Managing Director, National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
  4. Ms Anita Shah Akella (IA&AS:1996) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, for a tenure of five years. She will replace Venkata Ramana Murty Kompella (IDAS:1991).
  5. Mukesh Kumar Meshram (IAS:1995:UP) has been appointed as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Culture for a tenure of five years in place of Madnesh K Mishra (IRS-IT:1990).
  6. Eddie Lairinliana Khawlhring (ICAS:1995) has been appointed as Additional Financial Adviser & Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence (Finance), for a tenure of five years. He will replace Nazli Jafri Shayin (IA&AS:1999).
  7. Rajeev Prakash (IP&TA&FS:1995) has been appointed, Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production for a tenure of five years vice Sanjay Jaju (IAS:1992:AP).
  8. Angshuman Dey (IFoS:1997:TR) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, for a tenure of five years in place of Indevar Pandey (IAS:1988:WB).
  9. Sushil Pal (ICAS:1999) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology for a tenure of five years vice Saurabh Gaur (IAS:2002:AP).
  10. KR Vaidheeswaran (CSS) has been appointed as Joint Secretary & CEO, National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, for a tenure up to his superannuation on 31.12.2025. He will replace NK Sundaray (IAS:1987:OR).
  11. Ms Aneeta C Meshram (IAS:1996:UP) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Fertilizers, for a tenure of five years. She will replace Dharam Pal (IAS:1988:UP).
  12. Dheeraj Sahu (IAS:1996:UP) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Warehousing Development & Regulatory Authority (WDRA), Department of Food & Public Distribution, for a tenure of five years vice TK Manojkumar (IAS:1987:KL).
  13. BC Joshi (IOFS:1992) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, for a combined tenure of seven years up to 10.01.2025. He will replace Govind Mohan (IAS:1989:SK).
  14. Sanjeev Sehgal (IRSEE:1997) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, for a tenure of five years vice Anuj Sharma (IDES:1991).
  15. Senthil Rajan Chokkalingam has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, for a tenure of five years in place of Ms TCA Kalyani (ICAS:1991).
  16. Anil Kumar Chhapolia (IRPS:1998) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Military Affairs, for a tenure of five years vice Rajeev S Thakur (IAS:1995:RJ).
  17. Ms Roop Avtar Kaur (IFoS:2000:JK) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Central Information Commission (CIC), Department of Personnel & Training, for a combined tenure of seven years up to 01.04.2025. She will replace Ms Meena B Sharma (IDES:1992).
  18. Sushil Kumar Singh (IRSME:1993) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, for an overall tenure up to his superannuation on 31.01.2027. He will replace Satinder P Singh (IPS:1996:HP).
  19. Piyush Singh (IAS:2000:MH) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, for a tenure of five years in place of Mritunjay K Narayan (IAS:1995:UP).
  20. Naveen Kumar Shah (IFoS:2000:JK) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development, for a combined tenure of seven years up to 11.06.2025 vice Rohit Kumar (IAS:1997:RJ).
  21. Sunil Kumar Verma (IRSEE:1995) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, for a tenure of five years in place of Han Ranjan Rao (IAS:1994:MP).
  22. Himansu Badoni (IRSE:1993) (Civil) has been appointed as Executive Director (Projects), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, for a tenure of five years. He will replace Ashok Kumar Singh (IAS:1999:KL).
  23. Vijay Bhatia (IPS:1995:UP) has been appointed as Joint Secretary (Personnel), Ministry of External Affairs, for a tenure of three years. He will replace Pavan K Rai (IPS:1997:PB).

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