Major bureaucratic rejig at the Centre, 13 IAS officers promoted as Additional Secretaries
- Indian Masterminds Bureau
- Published on 4 Nov 2020, 6:24 pm IST
- 3 minutes read
While 13 IAS officers have been promoted as Additional Secretaries at the Centre, 13 others have been transferred to different ministries or PSUs
- Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh
Mr Sanjay Malhotra will be the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), one of the 14 navratna Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) in the country. His name is included in the list of 26 IAS officers who have been transferred/promoted by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on November 3, 2020. Of them 13 officers from 1990 to 1993-batch have been promoted as Additional Secretary at the Centre. (Kindly see the full list at the end of the page).
Malhotra, a 1990-batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, is at present Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Power. REC had a total operating income of Rs 29,791.06 crore and a profit after tax (PAT) of Rs 4,886.16 crore during 2019-20, according to its annual report released recently.
Vineet Joshi, Director General, National Testing Agency, has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education. He will also retain his present position in the NTA, the order said.
V L Kantha Rao, Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production, has been appointed as Director General (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence while he would continue to hold fort as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Defence.
Sanjay Jaju, Joint Secretary in the Department of Defence Production, will be Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production. Vijoy Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Textiles,would continue as Additional Secretary in the same ministry and the additional charge of FA has been withdrawn from him.
Atul Kumar Tiwari, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, will be Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Kailash Chand Gupta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has been elevated as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways substituting Chandra Sekhar Kumar whose new calling will now be Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
Hukum Singh Meena, a 1992-batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, will be Additional Secretary, Department of Land Resources. Manohar Agnani has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare; Vivek Kumar Dewangen as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power; and Neerja Sekhar will be Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
Vishvajit Sahay, an officer of Indian Defence Accounts Service, has been appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Department of Science & Technology.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved in-situ upgradation of 13 Joint Secretaries to the level of Additional Secretary. Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs has been appointed Additional Secretary in the same ministry, it said.
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