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Government appoints 17 new secretaries in a major rejig

India TV News Desk 03 Jun 2015, 9:44:43 AM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet yesterday approved the appointment OF 17 secretaries in various department of central government.

Here is the list of new secretaries:
(i) Shri C.R.Viswanath, IAS, (AP:1981), Chairman and Managing Director, Food Corporation of India as Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the vacancy of Shri K N Desiraju, IAS (UK: 1978) (Retired)

(ii) Ms.Vrinda Sarup, IAS (UP:1981), Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development as Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the vacancy of Shri Sudhir Kumar, IAS(UP:1978) (Retired).

(iii) Dr.Subhas Chandra Khuntia, IAS (KN:1981),Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas as Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development vice Ms.Vrinda Sarup, IAS(UP:1981) on her relinquishing the charge of the post.

(iv) Shri Anuj Kumar Bishnoi, IAS(UP:1981),Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation as Secretary, Department of Fertilizers vice Shri Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, IAS(OR:1979).

(v) Shri Shashi Shekhar, IAS, (TN:1981), Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change as Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation vice Shri Anuj Kumr Bishnoi, IAS (UP:1981) on his relinquishing the charge of the post.

(vi) Shri Sunil Soni, IAS (MH:1981), Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs as Secretary, Inter State Council Secretariat under the Ministry of Home Affairs vice Shri Hara Krushna Das, IAS (GJ:1980) (Retired).

(vii) Shri Anil Kumar Agarwal, IAS (WB:1981), Director General, Employees' State Insurance Corporation as Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs vice Shri Sunil Soni, IAS (MH:1981) on his relinquishing the charge of the post.

(viii) Ms. Rita A Teaotia, IAS (GJ:1981), Special Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology as Secretary, Department of Commerce vice Shri Rajeev Kher, IAS (UP:1980) on his relinquishing the charge of the post.

(ix) Dr.Anup K Pujari, IAS (KN:1980), Secretary, Ministry of Mines as Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises vice Shri Madhav Lal, IAS (JK:1977) on his relinquishing the charge of the post.

(x) Shri Balvender Kumar, IAS (UP:1981), Vice Chairman, Delhi Development Authority as Secretary, Ministry of Mines vice Dr. Anup K Pujari, IAS (KN:1980) on his relinquishing the charge of the post.

(xi) Shri Pradeep Kumar Pujari, IAS (GJ:1981), Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture as Secretary, Ministry of Power vice Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha, IAS (UP:1977).

(xii) Shri Ameising Luikham, IAS (MN:1981),Secretary, North Eastern Council, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region as Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises vice Shri Kapil Dev Tripathi, IAS (AM:1980).

(xiii) Shri Satyanarayan Mohanty, IAS (TG:1980), Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development as Secretary General, National Human Rights Commission vice Shri Rajesh Kishore (GJ:1980).

(xiv) Shri Vinay Sheel Oberoi, IAS (AM:1979), Secretary Ministry of Women and Child Development as Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development vice Shri Satyanarayan Mohanty, IAS (TG:1980) on his relinquishing the charge of the post.

(xv) Shri V.Somasundaran, IAS (KL:1979),Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development vice Shri Vinay Sheel Oberoi, IAS (AM:1979) on his relinquishing the charge of the post.

(xvi) Shri Rajiv Nayan Choubey, IAS (TN:1981), Special Secretary, Ministry of Power as Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation vice Shri V.Somasundaran, IAS (KL:1979) on his relinquishing the charge of the post.

(xvii) Shri Devendra Chaudhary, IAS (UP:1981), Special Secretary, Ministry of Power as Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances and Department of Pensions and Pensioners' Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions vice Shri Alok Rawat, IAS (SK:1977) on his relinquishing the charge of the post.

Since coming to power last year, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has made several bureaucratic changes ranging from top level to the lower level.

Several secretaries, including finance, revenue, financial services and home, have been replaced over the last 12 months.