Peeyush Kumar (IAS:AP:1997) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Direct Benefit Transfer (Department of Expenditure under Ministry of Finance). He has been serving as Director, Dept of Economic Affairs since 01 July 2011.
In his new stint as Jt Secretary Peeyush will succeed Ms Nidhi Khare (IAS:JH:1992). His tenure under central deputation is scheduled to end on April 03, 2016 but his appointment with crucially important department indicates that he can get extension for another two years to serve with GoI i.e. till April 2018.