Government appoints P K Sinha as Power secretary
New Delhi: In a major administrative reshuffle, senior IAS officers Pradeep Kumar Sinha, Syamal Kumar Sarkar and Vishwapati Trivedi were on Friday appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Power, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) and Ministry of Shipping respectively.
The appointments were approved by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC).
Sinha, a 1977 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present Secretary in Ministry of Shipping. The vacancy was necessitated following superannuation of incumbent P Uma Shankar on Friday.
A 1979 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre, Sarkar has been appointed in place of P K Mishra (1976 batch IAS officer of UP cadre) who retires on Friday.
Sarkar, who is at present Secretary in Ministry of Water Resources, has earlier served as Additional Secretary in the DoPT.
Trivedi, a 1977 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, has replaced Sinha following his new appointment. He is currently Chairman, Inland Waterways Authority of India.
Senior IAS officer Alok Rawat has been appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Water Resources, a government press release said. The 1977 batch officer of Sikkim cadre is Secretary (Coordination and Public Grievances), Cabinet Secretariat.
The ACC has also approved appointment of Gauri Kumar, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, as Secretary (Border Management) in the Home Ministry. Kumar is at present Special Secretary in Ministry of Mines.
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