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Appointments of 31 officers at Joint Secretary / Joint Secretary equivalent level

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments of
officers at Joint Secretary / Joint Secretary equivalent level :

(1) Appointment of Shri Bharat H. Khera, lAS (HP:1995), as Joint Secretary, Cabinet
Secretariat, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined tenure of seven
years i.e. upto 17.11.2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Chandra Shekhar
Kumar, IAS(OD:92);
(2) Appointment of Shri Vimalendra Anand Patwardhan, IA&AS (1996), as Joint Secretary &
FA, Ministry of Civil Aviation, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined
tenure of seven years i.e. upto 25.10.2022 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Arun
Kumar, lAS (HY:89);
(3) Appointment of Shri Nagaraju Maddirala, lAS (TR :1993), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of
Coal, 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 Ashish Upadhyay, lAS (MP:89);
(4) Appointment of Shri S. Suresh Kumar, lAS (AP:2000), as Joint Secretary, Department of
Commerce, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a combined tenure of seven
years i.e. upto 23.07.2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Rajneesh, lAS
(HP:1997);
(5) Appointment of Shri Vineet Mathur, IPoS(1994), as Joint Secretary, Department of
Consumer 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, by upgrading a vacant post of Director and to be adjusted
against the next likely vacancy of JS in the department;
(6) Appointment of Ms. Sanjukta Mudgal, IFoS (MP:1990), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of
Culture, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure upto her superannuation
on 31.03.2024or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Pranav Khullar, IP&TA&FS(1993);
(7) Appointment of Shri Puneet Agarwal, lAS (TR:1998), as Joint Secretary, Department of
Defence Production, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall tenure of
five years i.e. upto 24.10.2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Shri Shantanu, lAS
(TR:97);
(8) Appointment of Shri Vishal Gagan, lAS (00:1998), 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 Shri Bharat H. Khera, lAS (HP:95);
(9) Appointment of Shri Subodh Kumar Singh, lAS (CG:1997), as Joint Secretary,
Department of Food & 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 Suresh Kumar Vashist,
lAS (OD:1998);
(10) Appointment of Shri Nipun Vinayak, lAS (MH:2001), as Joint Secretary, Department of
Health & Family Welfare, 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 Sudhansh Pant, lAS (RJ:1991);
(11) Appointment of Ms. Padmaja Singh, CSS, as Joint Secretary, Department of Health &
Family Welfare, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure upto her
superannuation on 31.10.2024 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, vice Ms. Vandana Gurnani,
lAS (KN:1991);
(12) Appointment of Shri Chandra Shekhar Kumar, lAS (00:1992), 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 i.e. upto 29.01.2024 or until further orders, whichever is earlier, by
upgrading a vacant post of Director in the Department and to be adjusted against the next likely
vacancy of JS in the department;
(13) Appointment of Shri Ashok Kumar Parmar, lAS (JK:1992), as Advisor (JS level), Inter
State Council Secretariat under the Ministry of Home Affairs, from the date of assumption of the
charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 22.03.2022 or until further orders,
whichever is earlier, by downgrading a vacant post of Advisor, vice Shri R. Rajagopal, IAS(TN:84);
(14) Appointment of Shri Ashutosh Agnihotri, lAS (AM:1999), 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 SCL Das, lAS (AGMUT:92);
(15) Appointment of Shri Pravash Prashun Pandey, IRPS (1992), as Joint Secretary,
Department of Justice, 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 Sadanand V. Date, IPS(MH:90);
(16) Appointment of Shri Shantanu, lAS (TR:1997), as Joint Secretary, Department of Military
Affairs, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five years i.e.
upto 27.03.2024 or until further orders, whichever is earlier;
(17) Appointment of Shri Rajeev Singh Thakur, lAS (RJ:1995), as Joint Secretary,
Department of Military Affairs, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall
tenure of five years i.e. upto 03.12.2022 or until further orders, whichever is earlier;
(18) Appointment of Shri R.K. Khandelwal, lAS (BH:1989), as Joint Secretary, National
Human Rights Commission (NHRC) under the Ministry of Home Affairs, from the date of
assumption of the charge of the post, for an overall tenure of five years i.e. upto 20.09.2022 or until
further orders, whichever is earlier vice Shri Dilip Kumar, lAS (PB:95);
(19) Appointment of Ms. Meenakshi Jolly, CSS, as Joint Secretary, Department of Official
Language, 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 JP Agrawal, CSS;
(20) Appointment of Ms. Meena Balimane Sharma, IDES(1992), as Additional Secretary (JS
level), Central Information 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 Shanti Priye Beck, IRSSE (1992);
(21) Appointment of Shri Tanmay Kumar, lAS (RJ:1993), as Joint Secretary, 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 Arun Kumar Verma, IFoS (GJ:1986);
(22) Appointment of Shri Manoj Sahay, IA&AS (1994), as Director(A&F), NHIDCL (JS level),
under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, 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,
IAS(OD:91);
(23) Appointment of Shri Ashish Kumar Goel, lAS (UP:1995), as Joint Secretary, Department
of Rural Development, 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 Kamran Rizvi, lAS (UP:91);
(24) Appointment of Shri Santosh Kumar Yadav, lAS (UP:1995), as Joint Secretary,
Department of School Education & Literacy, 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 Sanjay Kumar,
IAS(NL:92)
(25) Appointment of Shri Balachandra Subramoney Iyer, IRPS (1994), as Deputy Director
General (JS level), Department of Telecommunications, 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 RK
Khandelwal, lAS (BH:89);
(26) Appointment of Shri Hari Ranjan Rao, lAS (MP:1994), as Joint Secretary, Department of
Telecommunications, 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 Amit Yadav, lAS (AGMUT:91);
(27) Appointment of Shri Rakesh Kumar Verma, lAS (PB :1993), as Joint Secretary, Ministry
of Tourism, 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. Suman, lAS (KL: 1996);
(28) Appointment of Shri Subodh Yadav, lAS (KN:1999), as Joint Secretary, Department of
Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, 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 Akhil
Kumar, IPS (UP:94);
(29) Appointment of Shri Vinayan J., IRTS (1994), as ED(Admin), National Mission for Clean
Ganga (NMCG) (JS level), Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga
Rejuvenation, 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 Rajiv Kishore, IRPS (1988);
(30) Appointment of Shri Ashok Kumar Singh, lAS (KL:1999), as ED(Projects), National
Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) (JS level), Department of Water Resources, River
Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a
combined tenure of seven years i.e. upto 21.01.2022 or until further orders, whichever is earlier,
presently under additional charge with Shri G Asok Kumar, IAS(TG:91);
(31) Appointment of Shri Manoj Sethi, ICAS (1993), as Joint Secretary & FA, Ministry of
Youth Affairs & Sports, 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.Kiran Soni Gupta, lAS (RJ:85)

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