Many joint secretary level officials have been made additional secretaries
GN Bureau | July 30, 2015
With monsoon playing hide and seek the government has taken major step to control food inflation by appointing a full-time chairman and managing director of Food Corporation of India. The FCI facilitates storage of nation’s grain output, which is then distributed across India.
In a mini reshuffle of senior bureaucrats the appointments committee of the cabinet has shifted the vice chairman of Delhi Development Authority also. The ACC has effected few changes and promoted some joint secretary level officials to additional secretary ranks.
Yogendra Tripathy, IAS, Karnataka cadre of 1985 batch, is the new chairman and managing director of Food Corporation of India. He is currently joint secretary and financial advisor, department of school education and literacy, ministry of human resources development.
Meanwhile, in a surprise move the government has also shifted Balvender Kumar from Delhi Development Authority, within one and half year of posting as vice chairman. Arun Goel, IAS, Punjab cadre of 1985 batch, will take over from Kumar as DDA’s vice chairman. Goel is currently joint secretary, department of revenue, ministry of finance.
The government has also created a new post of mission director under water resources ministry. Nikhilesh Jha will be mission director, national water mission under the ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation.
Preeti Madan has been made as member secretary of National Commission for Women under the ministry of women and child development in place of Nandita Chaterjee. Currently, Preeti Madan is joint secretary, ministry of minority affairs.
Other postings are:
R Subrahmanyam, IAS (AP:1985), joint secretary, department of rural development, ministry of rural development as additional secretary, department of higher education, ministry of human resources development in place of Amarjeet Sinha, IAS (BH:1984).
J Rama Krishna Rao, IAS (BH:1985), joint secretary, department of defence production, ministry of defence as additional secretary, department of ex-servicemen welfare, ministry of defence in place of Anup Chandra Pandey, IAS (UP:1984).
Arun Kumar, IAS (AM:1983), joint secretary, ministry of mines as additional secretary, department of social justice and empowerment, ministry of social justice and empowerment. He replaces Anoop Kumar Srivastava, IAS (AM:1981).
Usha Sharma, IAS (RJ:1985), additional director general, ministry of tourism as additional secretary, department of administrative reforms and public grievances, ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions in place of Arun Jha, IAS (BH:1981).
Surina Rajan, IAS (HY:1985), joint secretary, department of defence, ministry of defence as additional secretary, department of defence Production, ministry of defence in place of Ashok Kumar Gupta, IAS (TN:1981).
Sunil Kumar Singh, IAS (BH:1983), at present in cadre, as additional secretary and financial advisor, department of agricultural research and education, ministry of agriculture in place of Pradeep Kumar Pujari, IAS (GJ:1981).
Bhagwati Prasad Pandey, IAS (UK:1983), additional secretary and financial advisor, department of commerce, ministry of commerce and industry will be additional secretary, ministry of power and replaces Rajiv Nayan Choubey, IAS (TN:1981).
Kumar Sanjay Krishna, IAS (AM:1985), joint secretary, department of disinvestment, ministry of finance will take over as additional secretary and financial advisor, mnistry of petroleum and natural gas. He is replacing Subash Chandra Khuntia, IAS (KN:1981).
MM Kutty, IAS (UT:1985), currently joint secretary in ministry of environment, forest and climate change has been promoted as additional secretary in the same ministry and replaces Shashi Shekhar, IAS (TN:1981).
Sanjeev Ranjan, IAS (TR:1985), joint secretary, department of defence has been promoted as additional secretary in ministry of road transport and highways, He replaces Tuk Tuk Kumar, IAS (WB:1981), who will retire next month.
J K Dadoo, IAS (UT:1983), additional secretary (in-situ), department of commerce as additional secretary and financial advisor in the same department in place of Bhagwati Prasad Pandey, IAS (UK:1983).
PK Dash, IRS (IT) (1982), director general, election commission of India will be additional secretary and financial advisor, ministry of environment. He replaces SS Mohanty, IDAS (1979).
Kavita Gupta, IAS (MH:1985), additional director general of foreign trade, Mumbai under the department of commerce will be new additional secretary, department of atomic energy. She will replace CB Venkataramana, IAS (TG:1982).
Pushpa Subrahmanyam, IAS (TG:1985), joint secretary, ministry of textiles has been made development commissioner (handicrafts) under the ministry of textiles by upgrading the post to the level of additional secretary. She will take over from Samir Kumar Biswas, IAS (MH:1990).
Alka Panda, IAS (OR:1983), additional director general, Bureau of Indian Standards under the department of consumer affairs has been promoted as director general. She replaces MJ Joseph, ICAS (1979).
Badri Narain Sharma, IAS (RJ:1985), currently joint secretary, ministry of power is promoted as additional secretary in the same ministry replacing Devendra Chaudhary, IAS (UP:1981).
Deepak Kumar, IAS (BH:1984), additional secretary, ministry of labour and employment as director general, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation in the same ministry in place of Anil Kumar Agarwal, IAS (WB:1981).
Heera Lal Samariya, IAS (TG:1985), joint secretary, department of fertilizers, ministry of chemicals and fertilizers haas been promoted as additional secretary of ministry of labour.
Officials promoted as additional secretaries in the same post are:
Upendra Prasad Singh, IAS (OR:1985), joint secretary, ministry of petroleum as additional secretary.
Sailesh, IAS (AM:1985), joint secretary, ministry of home Affairs as additional secretary in same ministry.
Sameer Sharma, IAS (AP:1985) joint secretary, ministry of urban development has become additional secretary in the same ministry.
Arvind Mehta, IAS (HP:1984), joint secretary is additional secretary in department of commerce.
Ajay Kumar, IAS (KL:1985), joint secretary, department of electronics and information technology, ministry of communications and information technology becomes additional secretary in the same department.
Ajoy Kumar, IAS (BH:1984), joint secretary in National Commission for Minorities will be additional secretary in the commission.
Surendra Nath Tripathi, IAS (OR:1985), joint secretary is additional secretary in the same ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises.
C Chandramouli, IAS (TN:1985), registrar general and census commissioner of India has been upgraded in the same post as additional secretary.
Krishan Ballabh Agarwal, IAS (JK:1985), joint secretary, department of health and family welfare, becomes additional secretary by upgrading the post.
Girish Chandra Murmu, IAS (GJ:1985), joint secretary, department of expenditure, ministry of finance has been made additional secretary by upgrading his post.
Madhukar Gupta, IAS (RJ:1985), joint secretary, department of public enterprises, ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises is now additional secretary level officer with the upgradation.
Kiran Soni Gupta, IAS (RJ:1985), textile commissioner under the ministry of textiles has also become additional secretary in the same post.
Anup Wadhawan, IAS (UK:1985), becomes additional secretary from joint secretary in department of financial services.
Sudhir Tripathi, IAS (JH:1985), deputy election commissioner, election commission becomes additional secretary in the same post.
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