New Delhi, Sept 13: In a bureaucratic reshuffle,
senior IAS officer Ajay Prasad was today appointed officer on
special duty to Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani by creating a
Prasad, a 1969 batch officer from the Himachal Pradesh
cadre, was till recently additional secretary in the defence
He would be replaced in the defence ministry by Pratush
Sinha, who was holding the post of additional secretary and
financial adviser in the department of agricultural research
and education, an official statement said.
The placements of the officers has been approved by
the appointments committee of the cabinet.
Gautam Basu, who was joint secretary in the family
welfare department, has been promoted to the rank of
additional secretary and would come in place of Sinha.
H C Gupta, a joint secretary in the chemical and
petrochemicals department, has been elevated as additional
secretary in the department of defence production and
supplies. He would come in place of Dhirendra Singh, a 1968
batch IAS officer.