Modi govt effects major Secretary level reshuffle

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The Narendra Modi government on Friday effected a major bureaucratic rejig at the level of Secretary and Special Secretary. This list includes 13 IAS officers from various batches (1985, 1986 and 1987).

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

  1. R Subrahmanyam (IAS:1985:AP) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment vice Neelam Sawhney (IAS:1984:AP). Presently, he is Secretary, Department of Higher Education.
  2. Amit Khare (IAS:1985:JH) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Higher Education vice R Subrahmanyam (IAS:1985:AP) upon his appointment as Secretary, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment. Khare will also hold the additional charge of Department of School Education & Literacy. Presently, he is Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
  3. Arun Goel (IAS:1985:PB) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, vice Asha Ram Sihag (IAS:1983:HP) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019. Presently, he is Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
  4. Kshatrapati Shivaji (IAS:1986:MH) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances. He will also hold the additional charge of Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare. Presently, he is Executive Director, Asian Development Bank.
  5. Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH) has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting vice Amit Khare (IAS:1985:JH). Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services.
  6. T V Somanathan (IAS:1987:TN) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Expenditure vice G C Murmu (IAS:1985:GJ). Presently, he is posted in the Cadre.
  7. Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Rural Development vice Amarjeet Sinha (IAS:1983:BH) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019. Presently he is Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat.
  8. V P Joy (IAS:1987:KL) has been appointed as Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat vice Rajesh Bhushan. Presently, he is DG, Hydrocarbons.
  9. Sunil Kumar (IAS:1987:UP) has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Commerce.
  10. Barun Mitra (IAS:1987:MN) has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) , Department of Justice under Ministry of Law and Justice. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Defence Production.
  11. Praveen Kumar (IAS:1987:TN) has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vice Dr K P Krishnan (IAS:1983:KN) upon his superannuation on 31.12.2019. Presently, he is Special Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  12. Sushil Kumar (IAS:1987:TR) has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Mines vice Anil G Mukhim (IAS:1985:GJ). Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education and Secretary, Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  13. Radheyshyam Julaniya (IAS:1985:MP), Secretary, Department of Sports has been given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs upon superannuation of Ms. Upma Chawdhry (IAS:1983:HP).