Vijay Laxmi Joshi appointed Secy in Ministry of Drinking Water

Senior IAS officer Vijay Laxmi Joshi has been appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

PTI| Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 17:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Vijay Laxmi Joshi has been appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Joshi, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, is presently working as Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj.

She will take over the charge from Pankaj Jain, a 1978 batch IAS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, who retires on September 30, said an official order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Joshi has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in the rank and pay of Secretary with immediate effect, it said.

In another appointment, Tapan Ray has been appointed as Additional Secretary in Department of Electronics and Information Technology.

Ray, a 1982 batch IAS officer, is serving in his cadre Gujarat.

Aruna Sundararajan, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, has been appointed as Administrator, Universal Service obligation Fund under Department of Telecommunications. She is presently serving in her cadre state.

Her batchmate Neeraj Kumar Gupta has been appointed as Secretary, Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises under Department of Public Enterprises. Gupta is presently serving in his cadre state, Uttar Pradesh.

Amarjeet Sinha, a 1983 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, has been appointed as Additional Secretary in Department of Higher Education. Sinha is presently serving in his cadre.

His batchmate Yudhvir Singh Malik has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Department of Health and Family Welfare. Malik is presently serving in his cadre state, Haryana.

The government has also effected minor bureaucratic reshuffle in which Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi has been appointed as Adviser, Inter State Council Secretariat under Ministry of Home Affairs in the rank and pay of Joint Secretary.

Kalsi, a 1984 batch IAS officer, is presently working as Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry. The vacancy has necessitated following superannuation of P G Dhar Chakraborty, 1980 batch IAS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre.

His batchmate Alok Shrivastava has been appointed as as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Shipping. Shrivastava, who belongs to Madhya Pradesh cadre, is presently working as Jint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Another IAS officer Anand Kumar, who is also from 1984 batch, has been appointed as Managing Director, National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited under Ministry of Road Transport. Kumar, who is from Kerala cadre, is presently Joint Secretary in Ministry of Tourism.