Budget making begins with reshuffle of secretarys

Shaktikanta Das replaces Rajiv Mehrish and JS Deeoak sent to head Deity

GN Bureau | August 29, 2015


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The government has appointed Shaktikanta Das as secretary of the department of economic affairs in place of Rajiv Mehrishi, who retires by the month end. 
 
In a major reshuffle at the bureaucratic level ahead of the second full budget of the National Democratic Alliance government, the appointments committee of cabinet appointed revenue secretary Das as economic affairs secretary while financial services secretary Hasmukh Adhia was made revenue secretary. Expenditure secretary Ratan P. Watal being the senior-most bureaucrat in the finance ministry (Indian Administrative Service, 1978 batch) will be designated as finance secretary.
 
In total, the government has made 16 secretary-level appointments on Friday, including the reshuffles.
The finance ministry has also advanced the budget-making exercise by a month to August to facilitate wider consultations with stakeholders.
 
Corporate affairs secretary Anjuly Chib Duggal has now been appointed as financial services secretary.
 
The government has appointed 1982 batch IAS officers as secretaries. J.S. Deepak, who was serving as additional secretary in the commerce ministry, has been appointed secretary in the department of electronics and information technology. Tapan Ray, additional secretary in the department of electronics and information technology, has been made secretary, corporate affairs.
 
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments:
 
1.Shaktikanta Das, IAS (TN:1980), Secretary, D/o Revenue, M/o Finance as Secretary, D/o Economic Affairs, M/o Finance vice Rajiv Mehrishi, IAS (RJ:1978) on his superannuation on 31.08.2015. 
 
2. Hasmukh Adhia, IAS (GJ:1981), Secretary, D/o Financial Services, M/o Finance as Secretary, D/o Revenue, M/o Finance vice Shaktikanta Das. 
 
3. Anjuly Chib Duggal, IAS (PB:1981), Secretary, M/o Corporate Affairs as Secretary, D/o Financial Services, M/o Finance vice Hasmukh Adhia, IAS (GJ:1981) on his relinquishing the charge of the post. 
 
4 Tapan Ray, IAS (GJ:1982), Additional Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology as Secretary, M/o Corporate Affairs vice Anjuly Chib Duggal, IAS (PB:1981) on her relinquishing the charge of the post. 
 
5. Shri J S Deepak, IAS (UP:1982), Additional Secretary, D/o Commerce, M/o Commerce and Industry as Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology vice Shri Ram Sewak Sharma, IAS (JH:1978) consequent to his appointment as Chairperson, TRAI. 
 
6. Vijay Shankar Madan, IAS (UT: 1981), Director General and Mission Director, Unique Identification Authority of India as Secretary, D/o Land Resources, M/o Rural Development vice Vandana Kumari Jena, IAS (OR:1979) consequent on her superannuation on 31.07.2015. 
 
7. Shri Vinod Zutshi, IAS (RJ:1982), Deputy Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India as Secretary, M/o Tourism vice Shri Lalit K Panwar, IAS (RJ:1979) consequent on his superannuation on 31.07.2015. 
 
8. Sunil Arora, IAS (RJ:1980), Secretary, M/o Skill Development and Entrepreneurship as Secretary, M/o Information and Broadcasting vice Bimal Julka, IAS (MP:1979) consequent on his superannuation on 31.08.2015. 
 
9. Rohit Nandan, IAS (UP:1982), Chairman and Managing Director, Air India as Secretary, M/o Skill Development and Entrepreneurship vice Sunil Arora, IAS (RJ:1980) on his relinquishing the charge of the post. 
 
10. Ajit M Sharan, IAS (HY:1979), Secretary, D/o Sports, M/o Youth Affairs and Sports as M/o AYUSH vice Nilanjan Sanyal, IAS (OR:1979) consequent on his superannuation on 31.08.2015. 
 
11. Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, IAS (UT:1980), Secretary, D/o Official Language, M/o Home Affairs as Secretary, Coordination and Public Grievances, Cabinet Secretariat vice Gauri Kumar, IAS (GJ:1979) consequent on her superannuation on 31.08.2015. 
 
12. Rajiv Yadav, IAS (AM:1981), Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, M/o Chemicals and Fertilizers as Secretary, D/o Sports, M/o Youth Affairs and Sports vice Ajit M Sharan, IAS (HY:1979) on his relinquishing the charge of the post. 
 
13. Girish Shankar. IAS (BH:1982), Additional Secretary, M/o Tourism as Secretary, D/o Official Language, M/o Home Affairs vice Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, IAS (UT:1980) on his relinquishing the charge of the post. 
 
14. Pravir Kumar, IAS (UP:1982), Director General of Foreign Trade under D/o Commerce, M/o Commerce and Industry as Secretary, Inter-State Council Secretariat vice Sunil Soni, IAS (MH:1981). 
 
15.Amarendra Sinha, IAS (UK:1981), Development Commissioner, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as Secretary, National Commission of Minorities vice Rajiv Takru, IAS (GJ:1979) on his superannuation on 30.09.2015. 
 
16. Raghav Chandra, IAS (MP:1982), Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, D/o Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, M/o Agriculture and Farmers Welfare as Chairman, National Highways Authority of India under M/o Road Transport and Highways vice Shri R P Singh. 
 

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