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Friday, September 21, 2018

Know Your Bureaucrat: 1986 batch IFS and new secretary (west) A Gitesh Sarma


A Gitesh Sarma, 1986 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, has been appointed as the new secretary (west) in the ministry of external affairs (MEA). An MA in political science from Delhi University, Sharma first joined the Indian Audit and Account Service in 1984 before getting selected as an IFS two years later. He served in Indian Missions in Moscow, Hong Kong, Islamabad, London etc.  He also served as joint secretary (external relations) in the department of atomic energy, government of India. His wife is...
Mrs Ratnamala Sarma and the couple has a daughter.
Meanwhile, BS Mubarak, 2001 batch IFS officer, presently joint secretary in the ministry, has been appointed as the next ambassador of India to Guatemala. In another IFS appointment news, Ajaneesh Kumar, 1996 batch IFS, presently deputy director general of Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), has been appointed as the next high commissioner of India, to Brunei Darussalam. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.
Meanwhile, Kartikey Dhanji Budhabhatti, 2008 batch IAS officer, has been appointed as the private secretary to the minister of state for human resource development, Upendra Kushwaha. Also, Manoj Kumar Tripathi, 2000 batch Indian Forest Service officer, has been appointed as private secretary to minister of state for culture (independent charge) Mahesh Sharma.
In another development, Saurabh Gaur, a 2002 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS, presently working as director in the cabinet secretariat under the central staffing scheme, has been appointed as private secretary to the minister of commerce and industry Suresh Prabhu. 
Then, Prashant Kumar Jha, a 2008 batch Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officer, has been appointed as Officer-on-Special Duty to the MoS Jitendra Singh, in the atomic energy department.

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