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Major Secretary-level reshuffle effected at Centre; Bajaj is new Revenue Secretary

By IndianMandarins- 06 Apr 2021
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New Delhi (06.04.2021): The NaMo administration on Tuesday effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle at Secretary-level. The list of IAS officers appointed as Secretary, Govt of India goes as follows:

  1. Tarun Bajaj (lAS:1988:HY) appointed as Secretary, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance. Presently, he is working as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs.
  2. Ajay Seth (IAS:1987:KN), presently in the cadre, appointed as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs vice Tarun Bajaj.
  3. Gyanesh Kumar (lAS:1988:KL) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs upon the superannuation of R S Shukla (lAS:1986:WB) on 30.04.2021. Presently, Kumar is working as Additional Secretary, Department of Home, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  4. Ali Raza Rizvi (lAS:1988:HP) appointed as Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He replaces Sailesh (IAS:1985:AM) who was appointed last week as a Member of, Public Enterprises Selection Board. Presently, Rizwi is working as Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  5. Indevar Pandey (lAS:1988:WB) appointed as Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare. Pandey replaces Kshatrapati Shivaji (lAS:1986:MH) who retired on 31.03.2021. Presently, Indevar Pandey is working as Special Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region a(M DONER).
  6. Ms Anjali Bhawra (lAS:1988:PB), presently working as Special Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, was appointed as Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. She replaces Ms. Shakuntala D Gamlin (Retd IAS:1984:UT) who retired on 3 1.03.2021.
  7. Jatindra Nath Swain (lAS:1988:TN) appointed as Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying. Presently, he is working as Managing Director, Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd.
  8. Anil Kumar Jha (lAS:1988:KN) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Presently, he is working as Special Secretary, Department of Revenue.

Further, the ACC also approved in-situ up-gradation of six Special Secretary level officers in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India;

  1. Ms. Anuradha Prasad (IDAS:1986), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment was elevated as Special secretary.
  2. Pramod Kumar Pathak (IFS:1986:KL), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy was elevated as Special Secretary.
  3. Jivesh Nandan (lAS:1987:UP), Additional Secretary, Department of Defence, was elevated as Special Secretary, Department of Defence, Ministry of Defence.
  4. Sanjay Kumar Singh (lAS:1987:MP), Additional Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research & Education & Secretary, Indian Council of Agricultural Research was elevated as Special Secretary.
  5. K Rajeswara Rao (lAS:1988:TR), Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog was elevated as Special Secretary, NITI Aayog.
  6. SK Dev Verman (lAS:1988:MN), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, was elevated as Special Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs.

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