|Ganai at the exhibition on February 6|
In fact, Ganai is a close confidante of Abdullah family, and had served as principal secretary to Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah. A mechanical engineer before joining IAS, Ganai had also served as resident commissioner of New Delhi’s Jammu and Kashmir Bhawan.
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Action and Appointmentsa) Vikram Misri, a 1989 batch IFS officer has been appointed as joint secretary in the PMO. He will replace Pankaj Saran, also an IFS.
b) S Sundareshan, a 1976 batch Kerela cadre IAS and currently secretary of the ministry of heavy industries, will hold additional charge of steel secretary till February 15, 2012.