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Saturday, January 23, 2016

11 officers appointed as joint secretaries; an IPS in heavy industries, a forest service officer in culture ministry

ON FRIDAY, the Central government announced appointing 11 joint secretaries in various ministries including defence, DoPT, power, culture etc., the high-point being eight out of 11 were not from Indian Administrative Service (IAS), something considered a major departure from the past. The joint secretaries appointed are from services such as IPS, IRTS, CSS, IAAS etc. Whereas an IPS officer was made a joint secretary in the department of heavy industry, an officer belonging to Indian Forest Service was made JS in the ministry of culture. Here is the full list with service-wise break-up:

Indian Administrative Service (IAS)
1. 1987 batch Kerala cadre IAS TK Manoj Kumar has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of food and public distribution.
2. 1990 batch UP cadre IAS Ms Archana Agrawal has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of power.
3. Asheesh Sharma, 1997 batch Maharashtra cadre IAS, has been appointed as joint secretary in ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship.

Indian Police Service (IPS)
1. Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, 1988 batch Assam cadre IPS, has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of heavy industries.

Central Secretariat Service (CSS)
1. CSS officer MC Luther has been appointed as joint secretary in DoPT on a lateral shift from the ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs.
2. 1996 batch CSS officer Ms L Indumathy has been appointed as secretary, BIFR at a joint secretary rank. BIFR comes under department of financial services.
3. Anil Bahuguna, 1998 batch Central Secretariat Service (CSS) officer, has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of consumer affairs.

Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS)
1. Anugraha Narayana Das, 1991 batch Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) officer, has been appointed as FA and joint secretary in defence ministry.

Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS)
1. Rajvir Singh, 1991 batch Indian Audit and Accounts Service officer, has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of sports.

Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS)
1. Mukesh Nigam, 1985 batch Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer, has been appointed as additional DGFT under the department of commerce.

Indian Forest Service (IFS)
1. ML Srivastava, 1989 batch Sikkim cadre Indian Forest Service officer, has been appointed as joint secretary in ministry culture.

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