The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments of officers at Joint Secretary/Joint Secretary equivalent level with pay at Level 14 (Rs.1,44,200 – 2,18,2001-) of the Pay Matrix:

(1) Shri Chandra Bhushan Kumar, IAS(UT:1995), as Deputy Election Commissioner (JS level), Election Commission of India, 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 Sudhir Tripathi, lAS (JH:1985);
(2) Shri S. K. Shahi, CSS, presently working as DOG, Department of Telecommunications, as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs from the date of assumption of the charge of the
post, for a tenure of overall five years upto 25.07.2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri R.K. Mitra, CSS;
(3) Shri Krishna Bahadur Singh, IFoS(UT:1995), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of overall five years
upto 21.06.2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Pradeep Gupta, IOFS (1985);
(4) Shri Anurag Agarwal, IAS(PB:1990), presently working as Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, on lateral shift basis,
from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of overall five years upto 17.09.2022 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Amardeep S. Bhatia,
IAS(NL:1993);
(5) Shri Ritvik Ranjanam Pandey, IAS(KN:1998), as Joint Secretary, Department of Revenue, 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 Uday Singh Kumawat, IAS(BH:1993);
(6) Shri Vineet Joshi, IAS(MN:1992), as Director General (JS Level), National Testing Agency under the Department of Higher Education, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier;
(7) Shri Ravi Kota, IAS(AM:1993), as Joint Secretary, Fifteenth Finance Commissionunder the Department of Economic 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;
(8) Shri B. Kishore, IAS(AP:1993), presently working as Joint Secretary, Department ofAnimal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, as Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, on lateral shift basis, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure upto his superannuation on 30.11.2018 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Shakeel P. Ahammed, IAS(AM:1995);
(9) Shri E. Ramesh Kumar, IAS(MP:1999), as Joint Secretary, Department of AnimalHusbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five years upto 02.06.2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri B. Kishore, IAS(AP:1993);
(10) Shri Samir Kumar, IES(1995), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, 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 Satya Brata Sahu, lAS (OR:1991);
(11) Shri Nitishwar Kumar, IAS(UP:1996), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five years upto 10.07.2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, by utilizing the post of Member(Finance) (JS level), CGWS in the Ministry
vice Shri Ariz Ahmmad, IAS(AM:1995);
(12) Shri Girish C. Hosur, IFoS(HP:1996), as Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five
years upto 20.03.2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri S.S.Sandhu, IAS(UD:1988);
(13) Shri Mukul Ratra, CSS, as DOG (JS level), Department of Telecommunications, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure upto his superannuation on 31.01.2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice vice Shri S.K. Shahi, CSS;