Published On: Tue, Aug 4th, 2015

8 Joint Secretary-level officers appointed in mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle

New Delhi: Eight new Joint Secretaries, including three IAS and five officers belonging to other services, have been appointed in the central government ministries as part of a mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government.

IRS officer Amitabh Kumar has been appointed Joint Director General in Ministry of Shipping, Mumbai.

IRS officer Amitabh Kumar has been appointed Joint Director General in Ministry of Shipping, Mumbai.

A K Meena, a 1993 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre, has been appointed as Joint Secretary (JS) in Defence Ministry. He will hold the new post upto April 19, 2016, i.e. balance period of his five years deputation period, an order dated July 4 issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

Manoj Pant, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer of 1986 batch, has been appointed as JS in Department of Health Research.

In all, eight new Joint Secretaries’ level appointments have been made in the reshuffle.

IAS officer Samir K Biswas is JS in Department of Chemicals and petrochemicals. A J V Prasad, a 1986 batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre, has been put on compulsory wait in the same department.

IRS officer Amitabh Kumar is Joint Director General in Ministry of Shipping, Mumbai. Rosy Sharma, a 1998 batch Central Secretariat Service officer, has been appointed as Deputy Director General, Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) under Department of Rural Development, it said.

Indian Railway Accounts Service officer Sumita Mukherjee has been appointed as Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser in Council of Scientific and Industrial Research under Department of Scientific and Industrial Research for a period of five years.

Another IFS officer Dvijendra Kumar Sharma has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Panchayati Raj, the order said.

The Centre had last week appointed 36 new Additional Secretaries.

Inputs with PTI

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