New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani's Private Secretary Binita Thakur has been relieved of her charge.
Thakur, who had sought to be relieved from the Ministry, apparently after she developed differences with the minister, was relieved a couple of days ago, sources said.
A 1996-batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, Thakur was appointed as Private Secretary to the HRD Minister in September last year.
She is slated to be replaced by M Imkongla Jamir, a 2002 Karnataka cadre IAS officer.
The development comes at a time when the Ministry has seen several senior level officers leaving it. Radha S Chauhan, Joint Secretary, Secondary Education, joined UIDAI a couple of months back much before completing her five-year tenure at the HRD Ministry.
Other officers such as Veena Ish, Jagmohan Raju and Praveen Prakash had sought early transfers from the ministry.
In April this year, Amarjeet Sinha, Additional Secretary in the Ministry, who had supposedly developed differences with Irani, was transferred to the Rural Development Ministry.