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G C Murmu appointed as Jt Sec in Department of Expenditure

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior bureaucrat G C Murmu, considered as a close confidante of Prime Minister Modi, was today appointed as Joint Secretary in Department of Expenditure.

Murmu, a 1985-batch IAS officer of cadre, was the Principle Secretary to Modi during his tenure as Chief Minister.

He is tipped to be the new Director of Enforcement Directorate, a post additionally under the charge of Rajan Katoch, after he is empaneled as Additional Secretary.

He was among 27 Joint Secretary level officers whose appointment was cleared by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister.

Former Home Secretary of Suresh Kumar, who was embroiled in a controversy over release of separatist leader Masarat Alam, was appointed as Joint Secretary in Defence Ministry.

First Published: Thu, April 02 2015. 00:32 IST