Appointments Committee of the Cabinet Additional Secretary level appointments

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments:
i. Shri Sanjeeva Kumar, IAS (AM:86), Special Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as Secretary, Department of Border
Management, Ministry of Home Affairs.
ii. Ms Vasudha Mishra, IAS (TG:87), Special Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare as
Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Department of Personnel & Training in the rank and pay of Secretary to Government of India by temporarily upgrading the post.
iii. Shri Rakesh Sarwal, IAS (TR:88), Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development as Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog.
iv. Shri S. Kishore, IAS (WB:89), presently in the Cadre, as Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
v. Shri Anurag Jain, IAS (MP:89), presently in the Cadre, as Vice Chairman, Delhi Development Authority, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India.
vi. Shri Devendra Kumar Singh, IAS (KL:89), presently in the Cadre, as Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
vii. Shri Katikithala Srinivas, IAS (GJ:89), Additional Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions as Additional Secretary and Establishment Officer, Department of Personnel and Training vice Shri Pradip Kumar Tripathi, IAS (JK:87) upon his appointment as Secretary, Ministry of Steel.
viii. Shri Shiv Das Meena, IAS (TN:89), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs as Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India.
ix. Shri Manoj Ahuja, IAS (OR:90), Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Department of Personnel and Training as Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India by temporarily upgrading the post.
x. Ms Arti Ahuja, IAS (OR:90), Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Department of Personnel and Training as Additional Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare.
xi. Shri Alok Kumar, IAS (TR:90), presently in the Cadre, as Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat (SR).
xii. Ms Nivedita Shukla Verma, IAS (UP:91), presently in the Cadre, as Additional Secretary, Department of Defence, Ministry of Defence.
xiii. Ms V. Vidyavathi, IAS (KN:91), presently in the Cadre, as Director-General,
Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India.
xiv. Shri Rajendra Kumar, IAS (TN:92), presently in the Cadre, as Director-General, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, Ministry of Labour & Employment in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India.
xv. Shri Rakesh Ranjan, IAS (MN:92), presently in the Cadre, as Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development vice Shri
Rakesh Sarwal, IAS (TR:88) upon his appointment as Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog.
xvi. Shri Anil Kumar Nayak, IOFS (86), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Department of Posts.
xvii. Shri Aniruddha Kumar, IRS: IT (87), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power as Additional Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
xviii. Shri Subir Mallick, IA&AS (89), Additional Financial Advisor and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence (Finance) as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Department of Agricultural Research and Education.
xix. Ms Anuradha Thakur, IAS (HP:94); Joint Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, Ministry of Finance as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.

2. The ACC has also approved in-situ up-gradation of the following officers to the level of Additional Secretary, as a measure personal to them, by temporarily upgrading the posts held by them:
i. Shri Ashish Gupta, IPS (UP:89), CEO, NATGRID, Ministry of Home Affairs as CEO, NATGRID, Ministry of Home Affairs in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
ii. Ms Rashmi Chowdhary, IRPS (89), Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions as Additional Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
iii. Shri Pankaj Kumar Mishra, IRS: IT (89), Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-IND), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance as Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIUIND), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
iv. Shri Anand Mohan Bajaj, IA&AS (90), Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance as Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.
v. Ms Arti Bhatnagar, IDAS (90), Chief Vigilance Officer, Air India Ltd., Ministry of CivilAviation as Chief Vigilance Officer, Air India Ltd., Ministry of Civil Aviation in the rank and pay
of Additional Secretary.

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