New Delhi: Nearly 40 IAS officers have been shifted to different departments as part of a mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the central government.
I S Chahal, a 1989 batch Maharashtra cadre IAS officer, and a Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry, has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Women and Child Development.
Chahal has also worked as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Dilip Kumar, a 1995 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre, will replace Chahal, according to an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
Besides him, Hitesh Kumar S Makwana, Rajit Punhani and Gopal Krishna Dwivedi have also been appointed as Joint Secretaries in Home Ministry.
Makwana, a 1995 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre was on compulsory wait list in Ministry of Shipping. He has been appointed in place of S Suresh Kumar, a 1988 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre, who completes his extension deputation tenure on September 28.
Punhani, a 1991 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, has been appointed in place of Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre, who was Adviser in Inter State Council Secretariat.
Dwivedi, a 1993 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, has been appointed in place of R K Srivastava, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, who completed his tenure on August 27.
Umesh Sinha, a 1986 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner (JS level) in the Election Commission.
Arti Bhatnagar, a 1990 batch officer of Indian Defence Accounts Service, has been appointed as Joint Secretary (Security) in Cabinet Secretariat.
Sonali Singh, a 1987 batch Indian Civil Accounts Service officer, has been appointed as Additional Secretary (JS level) in Central Vigilance Commission. Surina Rajan, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, has been appointed as JS in Department of Defence.
Sandeep Pondrik and U P Singh have been appointed as Joint Secretaries in Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Pondrik is a 1993 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre and Singh is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre.
Prashant Kumar Singh, a 1993 batch IAS officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre, has been appointed as Managing Director, National Cooperative Consumers' Federation of India Ltd under Department of Consumer Affairs. He was working as JS in the Petroleum Ministry.
Uday Singh Kumawat, a 1993 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, has been appointed as JS in Department of Revenue by the Centre, which has shifted many other officials to various departments as part of its rejig.