ACC made as many as 14 prominent changes at the secretary level
GN Bureau | April 27, 2016
Senior IAS office Ashok Lavasa, secretary, environment ministry has been appointed as the new secretary, department of expenditure, ministry of finance. He will be replacing special secretary Ajay Narayan Jha, who has been shifted to environment ministry as secretary.
The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet headed by the prime minister made as many as 14 prominent changes at the secretary level.
Anoop Kumar Srivastava, secretary (border management) home affairs ministry will replace Hem Kumar Pande, who has been appointed as secretary at consumer affair ministry.
Snehlata Shrivastava, special secretary in financial services department has been appointed as secretary in the department of justice.
Senior IAS officer Leena Nair, chairperson, Marine Products Exports Development Authority under the department of commerce will be the new secretary of the ministry of women and child development. The present secretary V Somasundaram retires on May 30.
Minister of state for communications (I/C) Manoj Sinha has launched BSNL’s satellite phone service that will be offered to government agencies in phase one and later opened for others. While unveiling the new service, Sinha said BSNL works where no other network is present.
The cabinet has given it’s green signal to raise bonds of Rs 2,360 crore for renewable energy. The bonds will be raised by the ministry of new & renewable energy (MNRE) through the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a Miniratna enterprise, during current fiscal.
Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian’s campaign for some sense in country ratings has finally found some success. Global rating agency Moody`s Investors Service has downgraded China`s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to A1 from Aa3 and changed the outlook to stable fr
The low level of farmers` income and year to year fluctuations in it are a major source of agrarian distress. This distress is spreading and getting severe over time impacting almost half of the population of the country that is dependent on farming for livelihood, said a Niti Aayog policy paper.
The civil society has strongly criticized the Narendra Modi government that completes three years in office. Citizens’ Report: Promises and Reality tha
Improving the availability of health workers, particularly at the sub-centre level, has been one of the thrust areas of the national rural health mission (NRHM). Back in 2005, most of the sub-centres in the country were run by a single auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM). ANMs were overbu