Anita Kaul has been appointed as the new Secretary, Justice in the Law Ministry, while Sangita Gairola will be the new Secretary of Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare in the Defence Ministry.
Kaul, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, will replace D K Sikri on his retirement on July 31.
As Secretary Justice, Kaul, who is presently in her cadre, will look after the appointment, resignation and removal of judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts.
Gairola, a 1977 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, is Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs in the Sports Ministry. She will swap her position with Uttarakhand cadre IAS Rajiv Gupta who is Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare in the Defence Ministry.