New Delhi: The Modi government on Wednesday appointed 13 new secretaries in various ministries.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved posts that were vacant for the past few months.
Devendra Kumar Singh appointed as the first secretary of the newly formed cooperation ministry. Singh, a 1989 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Kerala cadre, has previously served as Additional Secretary for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Development Commissioner.
Pradeep Kumar Tripathi, who served as Secretary, Ministry of Steel, has been moved to the Department of Personnel and Training.
Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rajiv Bansal has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation following the retirement of Pradeep Singh Kharola.
Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, has been made Secretary, Ministry of Culture. He will replace Raghavendra Singh after retiring.
K Rajaraman, who was Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, will replace Anshu Prakash as Telecom Secretary.
Anurag Jain, Vice-Chairman, Delhi Development Authority, has been made Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. He was serving as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Lok Ranjan will take over as Development Secretary, Ministry of North-Eastern Region. Sunil Barthwal has been made Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment.
Sujata Chaturvedi has been shifted from the Department of Personnel and Training to the Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs. K Sanjay Murthy will replace Amit Khare as the secretary of the higher education department.