Published On: Thu, May 10th, 2018

Bureaucrats rejig at Centre: Delhi’s Education Secretary moved to Home Ministry

New Delhi: Delhi’s Education Secretary Punya Salila Srivastava has been appointed as Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry as part of a bureaucratic reshuffle effected today by the Centre.

Delhi’s Education Secretary Punya Salila Srivastava was today posted as Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry.

Srivastava, a 1993-batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, will have a tenure of five years, according to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Srivastava has been working in the Directorate of Education for long and said to be part of many projects undertaken by the Delhi government. The Delhi government has claimed to have brought a revolution in school education.

Srivastava’s transfer comes about a month after the Centre cancelled the appointment of nine advisers including Atishi Marlena, media advisor to Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government in Delhi has been engaged in disputes with bureaucrats on many issues, the latest being the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February this year.

Delhi’s Finance Secretary Sanjeev nandan Sahai was last week appointed as Additional Secretary in the Union Power Ministry. The BJP has claimed that bureaucrats are unable to work with the Delhi government and therefore opting for central deputation.

In the latest reshuffle of bureaucrats by the Centre, Govind Mohan has been appointed as Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry. Mohan, a 1989-batch IAS officer of Sikkim cadre, is at present Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA).

Sunil Bharthwal, Joint Secretary in the Steel Ministry, has been moved to the DEA to succeed Mohan.

Lok Ranjan, currently Joint Secretary in the Department of Financial Services, has been appointed as Joint Secretary in the DoPT.

S C Barmma, currently working as Joint Secretary in the Department of Justice, has been appointed as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, for an overall tenure up to his superannuation on May 31, 2020, the order said.

Vikram Sahay, a 1992-batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre), will be Joint Secretary, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

IAS officer Bhawna Garg has been named Deputy Director General , UIDAI, Chandigarh under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

PTI

About the Author