New Delhi: IAS officer M Imkongla Jamir has been appointed as new Private Secretary to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.
Jamir will be replacing IPS officer Binita Thakur, who has been put on compulsory wait till she gets alternate posting at the Centre, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
Jamir, who hails from Nagaland and is a 2002 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, has been appointed for a period till April 8, 2018, which is the balance period of her central deputation, or on co-terminus basis with the Minister's tenure, it said.
She is presently working as Deputy Secretary in Department of Commerce.
In another order, Dhiraj Singh has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore.
Singh, a 1995 batch Indian Information Service officer, has been appointed for a five-year term or on co-terminus basis with the Minister's tenure, it said.
He is presently working as Director in Press Information Bureau.
Also, IRS officer Vijay Mohan Jain has been appointed as OSD to Law and Justice Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.
Jain, a 1995 batch Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officer, will have tenure till July 22, 2019, which is maximum period of seven years of stay outside the cadre in a single stint.