New Delhi: IPS officer Jagjeet Singh Deswal was on Thursday appointed as Private Secretary to Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Deswal, a 2008-batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa -Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, has been appointed to the post for five years or on coterminous basis with the tenure of the minister, according to an official order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
Deswal had joined Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Services (DANIPS) and was recently inducted into the Indian Police Service (IPS).
The government also appointed Navdeep Rinwa, a 1999-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, as the PS to Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture and Tourism Shripad Naik.
Ajay Kumar, a 1999-batch Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre) officer, has been appointed as PS to the Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Krishanpal Gurjar.
Both Rinwa and Kumar's appointments are for five years or coterminous with the tenure of their ministers.