after the government had decided to send PMO joint secretary LK Atheeq, also a 1991 batch IAS, to Washington DC as Senior Adviser to ED, World Bank. Ms Garg’s term will be till June 7, 2017.
An MA in sociology, Ms Garg holds a masters degree in public health from Bloomberg School of Public Health under Johns Hopkins University, USA. She began her career as a sub collector in Jharsuguda and Kalahandi in early 1990s. In 2002, she shifted to New Delhi under Central deputation and joined as a deputy secretary in the health ministry. She was promoted as a director in July 2005 before proceeding on a partially-funded long study leave. She was stationed at Baltimore in Maryland, US.
In August 2008, she was back to her home cadre Orissa where she served as a commissioner and secretary in the health and family welfare department. In June this year, she returned to Delhi as a joint secretary in the ministry of health and family welfare.
In another development, 1989 batch IFS officer Vikram Misri was appointed as private secretary to the Prime Minister in place of Jaideep Sarkar who has been posted as Ambassador to Israel.
Action and Appointments
a) The tenure of 1985 batch IPS officer HC Awasthy as joint director in CBI has been extended. He will work till July, 2013.
b) Vivek Johri, 1985 batch of Indian Revenue Service officer, has been appointed as Minister (Customs) in Permanent Mission of India to WTO, Geneva. He will hold the rank of a joint secretary.
c) Naveen Prakash, a 1987 batch West Bengal cadre IAS, has been appointed as chief vigilance officer in Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), New Delhi.
d) Alok Mishra, a 1998 batch Indian Information Service, has been appointed as deputy secretary in the department of higher education.
e) Madhulika P Sukul, a 1982 batch IDAS officer currently a joint secretary in the department of expenditure, has been allowed to go on an ex-India study leave for two years. She will study on “Medium Term and Long Term Policies Towards Fiscal Consolidation and Role of Public Expenditure Reforms—International Experiences and Approaches and Options in Indian Context”.