The Narendra Modi government, on Friday, cleared in-situ upgradation of thirteen officers (10 IAS, 1 IRS-IT, 1 IA&AS and 1 IFS) to the level of Special Secretary and Secretary (GoI), in their respective ministries/departments presently serving in the rank of Additional Secretary and Special Secretary.
They are :
- Rameshwar Prasad Gupta (IAS:1987:GJ), Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog, as Special Secretary, NITI Aayog.
- Pradeep Kumar (IAS:1987:KL), Project Director, National Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs elevated in the rank of Special Secretary.
- Debasish Panda (IAS:1987:UP), Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance elevated as Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services.
- Tarun Kapoor (IAS:1987:HP), Vice Chairman, Delhi Development Authority, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary.
- Bimbadhar Pradhan (IAS:1987:BH), Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser (AS&FA), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, elevated as Special Secretary & Financial Adviser.
- Ram Mohan Mishra (IAS:1987:AM), Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME elevated as Special Secretary and DC, Ministry of MSME.
- T K Manojkumar (IAS:1987:KL), Additional Secretary, Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority, Department of Food and Public Distribution elevated as Special Secretary, WDRA.
- Rajesh Verma (IAS:1987:OR), Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare elevated as Special Secretary in the same department.
- Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi (IAS:1987:MP), Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Culture elevated as Special Secretary & Financial Adviser Ministry of Culture.
- Ajay Tirkey (IAS:1987:MP), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development as Special Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development.
- Sanjay Kumar Mishra (IRS-IT:1984), Director, Enforcement Directorate, Department of Revenue elevated in the rank and pay of Secretary.
- Prem Kumar Kataria (IA&AS:1985), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, as Special Secretary, Ministry of Textiles.
- Prashant Kumar (IFS:1985:MP), Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development as Special Secretary, Department of Rural Development.