In a major Joint Secretaries-level reshuffle in the Central government, Alka Tiwari, a 1988 IAS batch officer, has been appointed as the Joint Secretary of the Department of Fertilizers for a period of five years, while Amit Agarwal, a 1993 batch IAS officer, has been assigned the post of Joint Secretary in the Department of Financial Services.
Some other major reshuffles approved by the Appointments Committee of the cabinet, which is headed by the Prime Minister, include appointment of 1995 batch IAS officer Hitesh Kumar S Makwana as the Executive Director (Projects) of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), a newly-created non-Central secretariat service post under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. Makwana will serve in this position till September 15, 2018.
N K Srivastava, a 1998 batch IAS officer, has been given the post of Additional Director General of Foreign Trade (ADGFT). He will serve this post till June 2, 2018.
Satyendra Kumar Mishra, an Indian Revenue Officer of 1990 batch, has been given the post of Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation for five years.
Similarly, Anjani Nandan Sharan has been appointed as the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, while G R Raghvendra has been appointed as a JS in the Department of Justice Ministry.
IAS officer Geeta Narayan will now serve as Member Secretary, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for a period of five years.