Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has given nod for the appointment of 17 officers as Joint Secretaries to the Centre at various departments.
Sushma Taishete (1988-Batch) has been appointed as the Joint Secretary to the Department of Atomic Energy. Taishete currently holds the position of Joint Secretary, Department of Justice.
N B S Rajput, a 1999-Batch officer has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.
Deepak Kapoor (1998-Batch) has been given the charge of Government e-Marketplace (GeM) SPV as the Additional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) under the Department of Commerce.
A 1997-Batch IAS officer, Surendra K Ahirwar becomes the Joint Secretary to the Department of Commerce.
Aditi Das Rout (1986-Batch) has been made the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
Satish Singh, IAS officer from 1996-Batch, has been appointed as the Joint Secretary to the Department of Defence. Mukta Shekhar (1994-Batch) has been given the charge of Department of Food and Public Distribution as Joint Secretary. Atul Saxena (1991-Batch) has been appointed as the Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.
The 1996-Batch IAS officer, Purushottam Tiwary has been made the Joint Secretary to Department of Heavy Industries while Neerja Shekhar (1993-Batch) has been made the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Niraj Kumar Gayagi (1997-Batch) takes the charge of Department of Justice as Joint Secretary.
Charanpreet Singh Bakshi, a 1992-Batch IAS officer has been made Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
KV Pratap (1992-Batch) has been posted as Joint Secretary to Ministry of Home Affairs. Pratap presently holds the position of Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs.
Baldeo Purusharth, (2002-Batch) takes the charge of Department of Economic Affairs as Joint Secretary. Navneet Mohan Kothari, a 2001-Batch IAS officer has been posted as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Sanjay Kumar Jain (1990-Batch) has been made Joint Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises whereas, Tanweer Qamar Mohammad, a 1994-Batch officer has been appointed as Joint Secretary to Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.