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9 departments get new Secys; Aruna Sharma moved to DeitY

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ARUNA-SHARMA

Aruna Sharma

The Government of India has appointed nine new Secretaries. Those appointed are as follows:

  • J S Deepak, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as Secreatry, Telecom. Earlier, he was Secretary, Electronics & IT.
  • Rakesh Garg, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as Secretary, Minority Affairs. Prior to this, he was Secretary, Telecom.
  • Dr Aruna Sharma, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as Secretary, Electronics & IT, replacing J S Deepak.
  • Shobhana K Pattanayak, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, has been appointed as Secretary, Agriculture, Cooperative & Farmers Welfare, replacing Siraj Hussain.
  • Avinash K Srivastava, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as Secretary, Food Processing Industries. He was earlier Special Secretary, Department of Agriculture, and has replaced Ranglal Jamuda, a 1981 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre.
  • Dr Krishan Kumar Jalan, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, has been posted as Secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Earlier, he was Central Provident Fund Commissioner, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation. He has been appointed in place of Lov Verma, a 1978 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
  • Dr Vinod Agrawal, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability. Earlier, he was Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.
  • Arun Jha, a 1981 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, has been appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, replacing Vinod Kumar. Earlier, he was Secretary, Tribal Affairs.
  • Dr Shyam S Agarwal, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has been appointed as Secretary, Tribal Affairs (lateral shift), replacing Arun Jha. Prior to this, Agarwal was Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.

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