Senior bureaucrat Amit Khare, who blew the lid off the infamous fodder scam in Bihar, was today appointed Secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry as part of a major reshuffle involving 24 top IAS officers.
Anup Wadhawan and former Delhi Chief Secretary M M Kutty have been named new Commerce and Petroleum secretaries respectively. Rina Ray has been appointed Secretary, the Department of School Education and Literacy, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.
Khare, a 1985-batch IAS officer, is at present serving in his cadre state Jharkhand.
Khare will take over the charge from incumbent N K Sinha who superannuates on May 31.
Kutty, who had been Principal Secretary to the then Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, before becoming the chief secretary, has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, it said.
Atanu Chakraborty, a 1985-batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, will be Secretary, the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management. He is at present Director General of Hydrocarbons.
Binoy Kumar has been named the new Steel Secretary. He will take over the charge from Aruna Sharma who completes her term on August 31. Kumar has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Steel.
Kumar will continue to hold additional charge of the post of Special Secretary, Logistics, the Department of Commerce until July 31.
Nilam Sahwney, Secretary, the Central Vigilance Commission, has been appointed Secretary, the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Subramanyam, who is the Special Secretary in the Ministry of Textiles, will take over as the Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, the order said.
The Centre has also temporarily upgraded the post held by 14 IAS officers in this latest reshuffle.
N Baijendra Kumar, the CMD of the National Mineral Development Corporation, has got the rank and pay of Secretary, the personnel minsitry said.
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