The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments of officers at
Joint Secretary/Joint Secretary equivalent level :
(1) Shri Kunal Kumar, lAS (MH:1999), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, from
the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is
earlier, vice Shri B. Anand, lAS (TN: 1987);
(2) Ms. Gurveen Sidhu, IA&AS (1995), as Joint Secretary, Department of Fertilizers, from the date of
assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier,
vice Shri Sushif Kumar Lohani, lAS (OR: 1995);
(3) Shri Minhaj Alam, lAS (KL:1996), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, from
the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is
earlier, vice Ms. Anuradha Prasad, IDAS (1986);
(4) Ms. Rashmi Chowdhary, IRPS (1989), as Joint Secretary, Department of Social Justice &
Empowenment, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until
further orders, whichever is earlier, by temporarily upgrading one post of Director in the Department for two
years or till a regular vacancy arises (vice Shri U. Venkateshwarulu, lAS (MT:1986));
(5) Shri Vivek Kumar Dewangan, lAS (MN:1993), as Joint Secretary & FA, Ministry of Power, from the
date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is
earlier, vice Shri Pradeep Kumar, lAS (KL:1987);
(6) Shri Jaideep Kumar Mishra, ICAS (1993), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics &
Information Technology, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or
until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Sanjiv Kumar Mittal, lAS (UP:1987);
(7) Shri Sanjay Sharan, IPoS (1988), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, from the date of
assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier,
vice Shri Subrata Gupta, lAS (WB:1990);
(8) Shri S.C.L. Das, lAS (UT:1992), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, from the date of
assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier,
vice Shri Dilip Kumar, lAS (PB:1995);
(9) Shri Upamanyu Basu, IRS (IT:1989), as Joint Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandary,
Dairying & Fisheries, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or
upto his superannuation on 31.03.2023 or until further orders, whichever is the earliest, vice Shri Aditya
Kumar Joshi, IFoS (MT:1989);
(10)Shri Puneet Kansal, lAS (SK:1996), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel, from the date of
assumption of the charge of the post (after completion of cooling off i.e 25.04.2018), for a tenure of five years
or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Ms. Urvilla Khati, IRPS (1986);
(11) Shri Vikas Sheel, lAS (CG:1994), as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welare from
the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is
earlier, vice Shri K. Rajeshwar Rao, lAS (TR:1988);
(12) Ms. Richa Bagla, lAS (MH:1999), as Joint Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai, from
the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is
earlier, vice Shri R.A. Rajeev, lAS (MH: 1987);
(13) Ms. Richa Misra, IDAS (1996), as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence, from the date of
assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier,
vice Ms. Devika Raghuvanshi, IDAS (1988) on her completion of tenure on 24.03.2018;
(14) Ms. Kimbuong Kipgen, CSS, as Secretary (JS level) , PESB under the Department of Personnel &
Training, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure upto her superannuation on
31.05.2022 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Rajiv Rei, CSS;
(15)Shri Atul Singh, IPS(AP:1995), as Additional Secretary (JS level), Central Vigilance Commission,
under the Department of Personnel & Training, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a
tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Praveen Sinha, IPS (GJ:1988);
(16)Shri Daniel Paul, IDES (1989), as Additional Secretary (JS level), Central Vigilance Commission,
under the Department of Personnel & Training, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a
tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri SP.N. Singh, IDAS (1986);
(17) Shri B.H. Anil Kumar, lAS (KN:1987), presently working as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small &
Medium Enterprises, as Executive Director (JS level), NIDM (Non-CSS) under the Ministry of Home
Affairs, on lateral shift basis, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined tenure of
seven years upto 08.10.2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier;
(18) Shri Srinivas Bandla, lAS (KL:1991), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium
Enterprises, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure upto his superannuation on
31.08.2022 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri B.H. Ani! Kumar, lAS (KN:1987);
(19) Shri Subhashish Panda, lAS (HP:1997), presently working as Joint Secretary, Department of Food &
Public distribution, as Deputy Director (JS level) AIIMS (Non-CSS) under the Department of Health &
Family Welfare, on lateral shift basis, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined
tenure of seven years upto 19.02.2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri R. K.
Sudhanshu, IAS(UD:1997);
(20) Shri Edwin Kulbhushan Majhi, lAS (KL:1989), as Joint Secretary, Department of Food and Public
Distribution, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further
orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Subhashish Panda, lAS (HP:97);
(21) Shri Anil Kumar Nayak, IOFS (1986), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines, from the date of
assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure upto his superannuation i.e. on 31.05.2022 or until further
orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Subhash Chandra, IFoS (AGMUT:1988) .
(22) Shri Sushil Kumar Lohani, lAS (OR:1995), as Additional Central Provident Fund Commissioner
(HQ) (JS level) (Non-CSS), EPFO under the Ministry of Labour & Employment, on lateral shift basis,
from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined tenure of seven years upto 15.11.2018
or until further orders, whichever is earlier;
(23) Shri M. Ariz Ahammed, lAS (AM:1995), as Managing Director (JS level) National Horticulture
Board (Non-CSS) under the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, on lateral
shift basis, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined tenure of seven years upto
31.03.2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier;
(24)Shri G. Venugupal Reddy, IRSEE (1985), presently working as DOG UIDAI HQ, New Delhi as DDG,
UIDAI, Regional Office, Hyderabad, under the Ministry of Electronics & Infonnation Technology, on lateral
shift basis, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of overall five years up to
10.6.2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri M. V.S. Rami Reddy, lAS (UP:1988):
(25) Shri Sanjay Jaju, lAS (TG:1992), presently working as Director (JS level), NHIDCL, as Joint
Secretary, Department of Defence Production, on lateral shift basis, from the date of assumption of the
charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five years up to 19.10.2019 or until further orders, whichever is
earlier, vice Shri Sanjay Garg, lAS (KL:1994);
(26) Shri Satya Brata Sahu, lAS (OR:1991), presently working as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Drinking
Water & Sanitation, as Director (JS level), NHIDCL (Non-CSS) under the Ministry of Road Transport &
Highways, on lateral shift bests, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined tenure
of seven years up to 19 5.2020 or until further orders
(27) Shri Sudhansh Pant, lAS (RJ:1991), presently working as Joint Secretary, Department of
Pharmaceuticals, as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, on lateral shift basis, from
the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five years up to 26.09.2019 or until
further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Navdeep Rinwa, lAS (UP:1999);
(28) Shri Navdeep Rinwa, lAS (UP:1999), presently working as Joint Secretary, Department of Health &
Family Welfare, as Joint Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, on lateral shift basis, from the date
of assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five years up to 26.11.2019 or until further
orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Sudhansh Pant, lAS (RJ:1991);
(29) Shri Sudhanshu Gupta, IFoS (TN:1989), as Joint Secretary, NACWC under the Cabinet Secretariat,
from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders,
whichever is earlier, vice Shri A.J. Kurien, IFoS (AGMUT:1987).