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21 joint secretaries appointed in bureaucratic reshuffle

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New Delhi: Gujarat’s Srinivas Ramaswamy Katikithala has been appointed as joint secretary in department of personnel and training (DoPT) as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle effected on Monday.

As many as 21 officers, nine of whom are from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and remaining from other services, have been appointed in various central government departments in New Delhi.

The appointments assume significance as members of civil services have been demanding same career growth as being enjoyed by IAS officers.

Katikithala is a 1989 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre. He has been appointed as JS, DoPT for a period of five years, an official order said.

Senior bureaucrat Anil Srivastava, who is at present joint secretary in ministry of civil aviation, will be adviser, Niti Aayog. Srivastava, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, will hold the post up to 14 February 2019, it said.

Upma Srivastava has been appointed new JS in civil aviation ministry, in Anil Srivastava’s place. Nidhi Chhibber will be joint secretary in defence ministry. Jatindra Nath Swain has been appointed JS, ministry of new and renewable energy.

K. Vinayak Rao, an officer of Indian railway accounts service, has been appointed member (finance) in delhi development authority (DDA). Madhu Ranjan Kumar and Pramod Kumar Pathak have been appointed as JS in department of higher education and ministry of ayush respectively.

Kamlesh Chaturvedi and P.K. Borthakur will be joint secretaries in ministry of road transport and highways, and department of agriculture, cooperation and farmers welfare. K. Rajaraman has been named JS, department of expenditure, Shantmanu as development commissioner in ministry of textiles and Pramod Kumar Tiwari will be JS in department of food and p public distribution, the order issued by DoPT said.

Meera Ranjan Tshering, an officer of Indian Postal Service, will be joint secretary and financial adviser, ministry of women and child development. Sarita Mittal, an officer of central secretariat service, will be joint secretary, department of health research.

Alok Saxena will be JS, department of health and family Welfare, D.K. Sekar has been appointed additional director general of foreign trade (Chennai) and Chhavi Jha will be joint secretary, National Commission for Women. Jha has been appointed in place of Vandana Gupta, who has been sent back to her cadre—Indian Post and Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service—before completion of her tenure.

Aastha Saxena Khatwani will be JS, ministry of women and child development, Murugan Arumugam Inbarasu has been named joint secretary, department of atomic energy (Mumbai) and Shishir Sinha will be deputy director general, UIDAI.

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