Suresh Kumar, (IAS:JK:1986) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence. After Mufti Government had affected its first major bureaucratic reshuffle in March this year, Suresh Kumar was made DG, Institute of Management & Public Administration and Rural Development. He had been trying for over a year to move at the Centre. Earlier, he used to handle the crucially important department as Additional Chief Secretary, Home, in J&K.
In his new stint at the Centre, Suresh Kumar replaces Himanshu Kumar (IAS:UP:1990) as JS, Defence. In his first stint at Centre in Feb 2004, he was the Director, HRD (Dept of School Education & Literacy).