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Major reshuffle of senior IAS officers at Centre, 15 shifted

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A major reshuffle of senior IAS officers has taken place in the Central Government. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointments of the following officers in various departments of the Government of India:

Ashok Lavasa, an IAS officer of 1980 batch of Haryana cadre, who is serving as Secretary, MEF&CC, has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Expenditure, replacing Ratan P Watal, an IAS officer of 1978 batch of Andhra Pradesh cadre. Watal retires on April 30.

Ajay Narayan Jha, an IAS officer of 1982 batch of Manipur cadre, currently Special Secretary, Department of Expenditure, has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, in place of Ashok Lavasa.

Ajay Mittal, an IAS officer of 1982 batch of Himachal Pradesh cadre was appointed I&B Secretary. Mittal will replace Sunil Arora, another IAS officer of 1980 batch of Rajasthan cadre, who is retiring on April 30.

Snehlata Srivastava, an IAS officer of 1982 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre and currently working as Special Secretary, Department of Financial Services has been appointed Secretary, Department of Justice. She replaces Kusumjit Sidhu, an IAS officer of 1979 batch of Punjab cadre.

Vijay Shankar Pandey, an IAS officer of 1979 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre who is Secretary, Chemicals and Petrochemicals was appointed Secretary, Department of Fertilizers replacing Anuj Kumar Bishnoi, another IAS officer of 1981 batch UP cadre.

Anuj Kumar Bishnoi, a Uttar Pradesh cadre 1981 batch IAS officer, currently working as Secretary, Department of Fertilizers has been posted as Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals in place of Vijay Shankar Pandey, an IAS officer of 1979 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre.

A 1982 batch West Bengal cadre IAS officer Hem Kumar Pande, working as Secretary, Official Languages was appointed Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs. He replaces Chirravuri Viswanath, an IAS officer of 1981 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre

Chirravuri Viswanath, an IAS officer of 1981 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre, who is Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs was appointed Secretary, Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances replacing Devendra Chaudhary, a UP cadre 1980 batch IAS officer.

Devendra Chaudhary, a UP cadre 1980 batch IAS officer laterally appointed as Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries replacing Ashok Kumar Angurana, a 1980 batch Jammu & Kashmir cadre IAS officer retiring on April 30.

A Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer from 1982 batch Susheel Kumar who is Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has been appointed Secretary (Border Management), MHA. He replaces a 1981 batch IAS officer of Anoop Kumar Srivastava of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

A 1981 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre Anoop Kumar Srivastava whois Secretary, Boarder Management, MHA has been appointed Secretary, Department of Official Languages replacing Hem Kumar Pande, a West Bengal cadre 1982 batch IAS officer.

Jai Priye Prakash, a 1982 batch IAS officer from Assam-Meghalaya cadre, who was till recently working as Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals. He replaces a Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer of 1980 batch Dr V K Subburaj

Prabhas Kumar Jha, a UP cadre IAS officer of 1982 batch, currently working as Special Secretary & Financial Adviser, Dept of Food & Public Distribution was appointed as Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs; replacing a Bihar cadre IAS officer of 1979 batch Afzal Amanullah.

A Tamil Nadu cadre 1982 batch IAS officer Leena Nair, working as Chairperson, MPEDA has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development. She replaces V Somasundaran, a Kerala cadre IAS officer of 1979 batch. Ms Nair has also been appointed as OSD (Secretary level) in the same Ministry on newly created post for a period till May 31, 2016.

Santosh Kumar Sarangi, a 1994 batch Orissa cadre IAS officer working as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce has been given the additional charge of Chairman, Coffee Board for period up to June 29, 2016.

 

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