Modi Government undergoes a major bureaucratic reshuffle.

The Modi government on Thursday effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle. As many as forty-one officers were appointed and promoted in the rank of Secretary and Additional Secretary level post. This includes the in-situ up-gradation of nineteen officers from Joint Secretary to Additional Secretary level posts.

  1. Talleen Kumar (IAS:1987:WB) has been appointed as Member Finance, Space Commission in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India. He will also hold additional charge of Member Finance, Earth Commission and Atomic Energy Commission. Presently, he is working as Chief Executive Officer, Government e-Marketplace Special Purpose Vehicle, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  2. Chandrashekhar Mohapatra (IES:1986) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, GST Council Secretariat under the Department of Revenue. Presently, he is working as Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs.
  3. Rohit Kumar Singh (IAS:1989:RJ) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture. Presently, he is Additional Chief Secretary (Home) in the Government of Rajasthan.
  4. Mukhmeet Singh Bhatia (IAS:1990:JH) has been appointed as Director-General, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)Ministry of Labour and Employment in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is working as Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs.
  5. Saurabh Garg (IAS:1991:OR) has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is serving in the cadre state of Odisha.
  6. Ms. Rachna Shah (IAS:1991:KL) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Presently, he is serving as Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.
  7. Alkesh Kumar Sharma (IAS:1990:KL) has been appointed as Additional Secretary in Cabinet Secretariat vice Ms. Rachna Shah (IAS:1991:KL). Presently, he is serving in the cadre state of Kerala.
  8. Shashi Ranjan Kumar (IAS:1992:TR) has been appointed as Additional Secretary and Financial AdviserMinistry of Textiles. Presently, he is serving in the cadre state of Tripura.
  9. Ms. Deepti Umashankar (IAS:1993:HY) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Joint Secretary in the Department. Presently, she is serving in the cadre state of Haryana.
  10. Ms Sukriti Likhi (IAS:1993:HY) has been appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Steel. Presently, she is serving as Additional Secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry.
  11. Sanjeev Kumar (IAS:1993:MH) has been appointed as Chairman, Airports Authority of India in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is serving in the cadre state of Maharashtra.
  12. Prashant Kumar Singh (IAS:1993:MN) has been appointed as the new CEO of Government e-Marketplace Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary vice Talleen Kumar (IAS:1987:WB). Presently, he is serving in the cadre state of Manipur.
  13. Surendra Kumar Bagde (IAS:1993:MH) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Presently, he is serving in the cadre state of Maharashtra.
  14. Ms. Richa Sharma (IAS:1994:CG) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC). Presently, she is working as Joint Secretary, MoEF&CC.
  15. Vivek Aggarwal (IAS:1994:MP) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DoAC&FW). Presently, he is working as Joint Secretary, (DoAC&FW).
  16. Santosh Kumar Sarangi (IAS:1994:OR) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy under the Ministry of Education. Sarangi will also hold the additional charge of the post of Chairman, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTC). Presently, he is serving in the cadre state of Odisha.
  17. Ms Nidhi Chhibber (IAS:1994:CG) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises vice Sukriti Likhi (IAS:1993:HY). Presently, she is Joint Secretary, Department of Defence.
  18. Sanjay Lohiya (IAS:1994:AM) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Mines. Presently, he is working as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines.
  19. Ms. Leena John (IAS:1994:UP) has been appointed as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser (AS&FA), Ministry of Rural Development. Presently, she is Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development.
  20. Partha Sarthi Sensharma (IAS:1994:UP) has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Joint Secretary in the Ministry. Presently, he is working as Joint Secretary, Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
  21. Atish Chandra (IAS:1994:BH) has been appointed as CMD, Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare.
  22. Amar Nath (IAS:1994:UT) has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Presently, he is Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

Further, the Modi government cleared in-situ upgradation of nineteen Joint Secretary level officers to the level of Additional Secretary, as a measure personal to the officer, by temporarily upgrading the posts held by them.

  1. Prasanta Kumar Swain (IPoS:1987) : Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.
  2. Sundeep Kumar Nayak (IAS:1988:JK) : Managing Director, National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) under the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare.
  3. Anil Kumar Agarwal (IPS:1988:UP) : Additional Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  4. Ram K Khandelwal (IAS:1989:BH) : Additional Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Department of Home, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  5. Alok Saxena (IPoS:1989) : Additional Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  6. Rajinder Kumar Kashyap (IPoS:1989) : Additional Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice.
  7. Ms. Vandita Kaul (IPoS:1989) : Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
  8. Ms. Ruchika Chaudhry (IRS-IT:1990) : Additional Secretary, Ministry of Steel.
  9. Sanjay Prasad (IRS-IT:1990) : Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
  10. Sandip Pradhan (IRS-IT:1990) : Director-General, Sports Authority of India (SAI).
  11. Praveen Vashista (IPS:1991:BH) : Additional Secretary, Department of Home, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  12. Suchindra Misra (IDAS:1992) : Additional Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.
  13. Ms Anuradha Thakur (IAS:1994:HP) : Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.
  14. Rajesh Agarwal (IAS:1994:MN) : Executive Director, India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  15. Arvind Shrivastava (IAS:1994:KN) : Additional Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office.
  16. Ms P Amudha (IAS:1994:TN) : Additional Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office.
  17. Ms. Vennecaganti Radha (IAS:1994:MH) : Additional Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  18. Vikas Sheel (IAS:1994:CG) : Additional Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  19. Piyush Goyal (IAS:1994:NL) : Additional Secretary, Department of Home, Ministry of Home Affairs.