The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet cleared the appointment of 07 Secretaries and 10 Additional Secretaries as follows:
Rajiv Kumar (IAS:1984:JH) appointed as Secretary, Dept of Financial Secretary, commonly known as Banking Secretary. He replaces Ms Anjuly Chib Duggal (IAS:1981:PB). Currently he serves as EO, DOPT.
Dr Asha Ram Sihag (IAS:1983:HP) appointed as Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry. He replaces Girish Shankar (IAS:1982:BH) who retires today. Currently Sihag serves as Secretary Coordination, Cabinet Secretariat.
Ms Surina Rajan (IAS:1985:HY) appointed as DG, Bureau of Indian Standards in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary (GoI). Currently she serves as Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production.
Dr Inder Jit Singh (IAS:1985:KL) appointed as Additional Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat, vice Dr Asha Ram Sihag. Currently he serves as Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce.
Surendra Nath Tripathi (lAS:1985:OR) appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare vice Sunil Kumar Singh (lAS:1983:BH) who was recently recently repatriated to the cadrestate of Bihar.Currently, Tripathy serves as Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.
Dr N Baijendra Kumar (IAS:1985:CG), presently in the cadre, appointed as CMD, National Mineral Development Corporation under the Ministry of Steel.
Ms Veena Ish (IAS:1985:AP), currently Member (Administration) NHAI, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Land Resources.
Ms Rajni Sekhri Sibal (IAS:1986:HY), presently in the cadre, appointed as DG, Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
Pradip Kumar Tripathi (IAS:1987:JK) appointed as Establishment Officer & Additional Secretary in the Department of Personnel & Training as vice Rajiv Kumar.
Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) appointed as Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat vice Alok Tandon (IAS:1986:UP). Currently Bhushan serves as Joint Secretary, Departmentof Rural Development.
Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi (IAS:1987:MP), appointed as Director General, National Skill Development Agency (NSDA). Currently he serves as Chairman, CBSE in the rank of Additional Secretary.
Satyajeet Rajan (IAS:1987:KL) appointed as DG, Tourism in the rank of Additional Secretary. Currently he serves in the cadre state.
Rameswhar Prasad Gupta (IAS:1987:GJ), currently MD NAWADCO, appointed as Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog. He will continue as MD, NAWADCO as additional charge.
Ali Raza Rizvi (IAS:1988:HP) appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting vice Subhas Sharma(IAS:1984:BH) who was recently repatriated to his parent cadre.Currently Rizvi serves as Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce. His appointment as CMD, NMDC stands cancelled.
Apurva Chandra (IAS:1988:MH), presently in the cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production vice Ms Surina Rajan.
Ms Anita Karwal (IAS:1988:GJ) appointed as Chairperson, Central Board of Secondary Educationvice R K Chaturvedi. Currently she serves as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources Development.
Vinod Kumar Yadav (IRSEE:1980), presently in the cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.