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Joint Secretary level reshuffle effected at Centre

By IndianMandarins- 17 Nov 2020
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New Drelhi (17.11.2020): The NaMo administration on Monday effected a major bureaucratic rejig. As many as seven Joint Secretary level officers were given a new assignment;

  1. Amit Varadan (lRTS:1989) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, on a lateral shift basis, for an overall tenure of five years ending 14.02.2024. He replaces Priyank Bharti (IAS:2001:PB). Presently, Varadan is working as Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry.
  2. Sunil Kumar Barnwal (lAS:1997:JH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for a tenure of five years vice Ms Alaknanda Dayal (IAS:2000:PB).
  3. Ms Veena Kumari Dermal (lPoS:1998), Director, Ministry of Mines, appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines, for a combined tenure of five years ending 15.08.2022. She replaces K Rajeshwar Rao (lAS:1988:TR).
  4. Naresh Pal Gangwar (lAS:1994:RJ) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change for a tenure of five years. He replaces Arvind Kumar Nautlyal (IRSME:1992).
  5. Priyank Bharti (IAS:2001:PB), presently working as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, appointed as Senior Directing Staff (Civil), National Defence College, Department of Defence for an overall tenure of five years ending 11.04.2021. He replaces Abhay Tripathi (lAS:1986:AP).
  6. Vishal Chauhan (lAS:1998:SK) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare for a tenure of five years vice Sudhir Kumar (IAS:1999:UT).
  7. Atul Singh (IPS:1995:AP), appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Sports for an overall tenure of five years ending 06.03.2023 vice Inder Dhamija (IFOS:1985:MH). Presently, he is working as Additional Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission.
  8. Ashish Chatterjee (IAS:1999:TN) to continue as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. His appointment as Senior Directing Staff (Civil), National Defence College, Department of Defence (vide DoPT order dated 28.09.2020) was cancelled.

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