Govt effects major bureaucratic reshuffle, Rajesh Verma new Secy of Ministry of Corporate Affairs

New Delhi: Odisha cadre Senior IAS officer Rajesh Verma was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He was allocated the new charge during a major IAS reshuffle approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet today. He will replace Injeti Srinivas following the latter’s superannuation on May 31, 2020.

Verma, the 1987 batch Odisha cadre IAS, is currently holding the post of Special Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare.

Another Odisha cadre IAS officer Niten Chandra was appointed as Additional Secretary, Central Agency Section, Department of Legal Affairs. Chandra, the 1990 batch Odisha cadre IAS officer is currently holding the position of Secretary, Central Information Commission, Department of Personnel and Training..

Senior IAS Ravi Kant has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence upon superannuation of the present incumbent Ms. Sanjeevanee Kutty on 30.04.2020.

Anand Kumar is the new Secretary, Ministry of Culture whereas Sanjeev Ranjan has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Shipping.

Pawan Kumar Agarwal, IAS (WB:85), was appointed as Special Secretary (Logistics), Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Ravi Mittal is the new Secretary, Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports vice Shri Radheyshyam Julaniya, IAS (MP:85).

Tarun Bajaj, IAS (HY:88), Additional Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office was appointed as Secretary, Department of Economics Affairs, Ministry of Finance upon superannuation of the present incumbent Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS (GJ:85) on 30.04.2020;

Satbir Bedi, IAS (UT:86), appointed as Secretary, Central Information Commission, Department of Personnel and Training in the rank and pay of Secretary to Government of India vice Niten Chandra, IAS (OR:90) by temporarily upgrading the post.

Nagendra Nath Sinha, IAS (JH:87), Secretary, Department of Border Management, Ministry of Home Affairs has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Rural Development vice Shri Rajesh Bhushan, IAS (BH:87) on his appointment as Officer on Special Duty, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Pradip Kumar Tripathi, IAS (JK:87), Special Secretary and Establishment Officer, Department of Personnel and Training is the new Secretary, Ministry of Steel upon superannuation of the present incumbent Shri Binoy Kumar, IAS (TG:83) on 31.05.2020.

Sudhanshu Panday, IAS (JK:87), Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry as Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution vice Shri Ravi Kant, IAS (BH:84) on his appointment as Secretary, Department of Ex Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence.

Leena Nandan, IAS (UP:87), Special Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution vice Shri Pawan Kumar Agarwal, IAS (WB:85) on his appointment as Special Secretary (Logistics), Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Rajesh Bhushan, IAS (BH:87), Secretary, Department of Rural Development is the new Officer on Special Duty, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India.

Rameshwar Prasad Gupta, IAS (GJ:87), Special Secretary, NITI Aayog as Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change upon superannuation of the present incumbent Shri Chandra Kishore Mishra, IAS (BH:83) on 31.05.2020.

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, IAS (JH:87) presently in the cadre as Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy vice Anand Kumar, IAS (KL:84) on his appointment as Secretary, Ministry of Culture.

Tarun Kapoor, IAS (HP:87), Vice Chairman, Delhi Development Authority, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs as Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas upon superannuation of the present incumbent M. M. Kutty, IAS (UT:85) on 30.04.2020.

Ram Mohan Mishra, IAS (AM:87), Special Secretary and Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the rank and pay of Secretary to Government of India upon superannuation of the present incumbent Pritam Singh, IAS (RJ:84) on 30.04.2020.

Rajesh Kr. Chaturvedi, IAS (MP:87), Special Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Culture as Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers upon superannuation of the present incumbent P. Raghavendra Rao, IAS (HY:85) on 31.05.2020.

Ajay Tirkey, IAS (MP:87), Special Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development upon superannuation of the present incumbent Rabindra Panwar, IAS (BH:85) on 30.04.2020.

Aramane Giridhar, IAS (AP:88), Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat as Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways vice Shri Sanjeev Ranjan, IAS (TR:85) on his appointment as Secretary, Ministry of Shipping.

Anita Karwal, IAS (GJ:88), Chairperson, Central Board of Secondary Education as Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development vice Amit Khare, IAS (JH:85) presently holding additional charge of the post.

Arvind Kumar Sharma, IAS (GJ:88), Additional Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office as Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises upon superannuation of the present incumbent Arun Kumar Panda, IAS (OR:84) on 30.04.2020;

The ACC has also approved the in-situ upgradation of the following officers to the level of Special Secretary in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India, as a measure personal to them, by temporarily upgrading the posts held by them:

Jyoti Arora, IAS (HY:87), Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology as Special Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology;

B. Anand, IAS (TN:87), Secretary, National Commission for Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs as Secretary, National Commission for Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India;

Neel Kamal Darbari, IAS (RJ:87), Managing Director, Small Farmers’ Agri Business Consortium, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare as Managing Director, Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India;

Bidyut Bihari Swain, IAS (GJ:88), Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry as Special Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry:

Apurva Chandra, IAS (MH:88), Additional Secretary and Director General (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence as Special Secretary and Director General (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence;

Rajiv Bansal, IAS (NL:88), Chairman and Managing Director, Air India Ltd., Ministry of Civil Aviation as Chairman and Managing Director, Air India Ltd., Ministry of Civil Aviation in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India;

Ali Raza Rizvi, IAS (HP:88), Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting:

Praveen Kr. Srivastava, IAS (AM:88), Additional Secretary, Department of Home, Ministry of Home Affairs as Special Secretary, Department of Home, Ministry of Home Affairs,

Arvind Singh, IAS (MH:88), Chairman, Airports Authority of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation as Chairman, Airports Authority of India, Ministry of Civil Aviation in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India;

Indevar Pandey, IAS (WB:88), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region as Special Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.

The ACC has further approved:

(i) Extension in service of Preeti Sudan, IAS (AP:83), Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for a period of 3 months beyond the date of her superannuation i.e 30.04.2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. She will continue to function as Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare during the period.

(ii) Assignment of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to Amit Khare, IAS (JH:85) Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development on appointment of Shri Ravi Mittal, IAS (BH:86) as Secretary, Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

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