Ten new additional secretaries appointed; Rajiv Kumar new Establishment Officer

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the Establishment Officer and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Personnel as part of a senior level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government on Monday.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 10, 2015, 01:08 AM IST

New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the Establishment Officer and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Personnel as part of a senior level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the government on Monday.

Kumar, a 1984-batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, is at present working as Additional Secretary in the Department of Expenditure under the Finance Ministry.

He has been appointed as EO and Additional Secretary in the Personnel Ministry in the vacancy of B P Sharma, who was earlier appointed as Health Secretary, an order issued today by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

Jaideep Govind, a 1984-batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry in place of Rajiv Gauba.

Sanjeevanee Kutty, Chief Vigilance Officer of Indian Oil Corporation, has been appointed as Additional Secretary (AS) and Financial Adviser (FA) in the Home Ministry in place of S C Panda.

Bharti S Sihag has been appointed as AS and FA in the Steel Ministry. She was working at the same designation in Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the order said.

Sihag has been appointed in place of Vinod Kumar Thakral, who has been sent to the I&B Ministry.

A P Sawhney, a 1984-batch IAS officer working in his Andhra Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as AS in Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

B K Tripathi, at present in his Jharkhand cadre, has been appointed as Member Secretary, NCR Planning Board in Urban Development Ministry. Pritam Singh, a 1984-batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has been appointed as Additional Secretary in Corporate Affairs Ministry. Singh is presently working in his cadre state.

Injeti Srinivas has been appointed as Director General of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in place of Jiji Thomson. Srinivas, a 1983-batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre, is presently Chairman of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers.

"Srinivas will continue to hold the post of chairman, NPPA on additional charge basis till the appointment of new incumbent to the post or until further order," it said.

T Vijay Kumar, a 1983-batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Women and Child Development Ministry. Kumar is presently working as Director General of the Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART).