The Central Government has appointed 20 Joint Secretaries across various departments.
Rajeev Singh Thakur, 1995-batch IAS officer, Rajasthan, has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Department of Defence for five years. He has replaced Jiwesh Nandan who is 1987-batch IAS officer, Uttar Pradesh cadre.
Ravi Kant, 1986-batch, Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) officer, who is currently the Joint Secretary at the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare has been given the charge of Joint Secretary, Department of Defence, on lateral shift basis for five years. Hari Prasad Pudi, 1994-batch, Indian Railway Accounts Service officer, has taken his place as Joint Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.
Kumar Vinay Pratap 1992-batch, Indian Economic Service (IES) officer has now been posted as Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs for five years.
Kamran Rizvi, 1991-batch IAS officer, Uttar Pradesh cadre, is now the Joint Secretary at the Department of Rural Development, for five years.
Sachin Sinha, 1995-batch, Madhya Pradesh cadre, is now the Joint Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy for five years, replacing Ajay Tirkey, 1987-batch IAS officer, Madhya Pradesh cadre.
V Shashank Sekhar, 1996-batch IAS officer has been posted in Department of School Education and Literacy as Joint Secretary. He was posted in Ministry of Home Affairs as Joint Secretary.
Pankaj Rag, 1990-batch IAS officer, Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been shifted to Ministry of Sports as Joint Secretary from Ministry of Culture.
Sushil Kumar Singla, 1994-batch IFOS officer, Himachal Pradesh cadre is now the Joint Secretariat the Department of Land Resources.
Anuj Sharma, 1991-batch Indian Defense Estates Service (IDES) officer has been made Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for a tenure of overall five years.
Dharma Reddy Alla, 1991-batch IDES officer has been appointed as the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for five years.
Sanjay Kumar Sinha, 1993-batch IFOS officer, Jammu and Kashmir cadre has been made the Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education.
Anant Swarup, 1992-batch IRPS officer has been appointed as Joint Secretary at the Department of Commerce for five years.
Jatindra Nath Swain, 1988-batch IAS officer, Tamil Nadu cadre has been given the charge of Managing Director at Solar Energy Corporation of India (JS level) under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Sanjay Rastogi, 1991-batch IAS officer, Odisha cadre has been given the charge of Development Commissioner (Handlooms) (JS level), Ministry of Textiles for five years.
Sundeep Kumar Nayak, 1988-batch IAS officer, has been appointed as Managing Director, NCDCI (JS level) under the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, for five years.