Textiles Secretary Anant Kumar Singh has been shifted to the Land Resources department as part of a minor top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected today.
Culture Secretary Raghvendra Singh has moved as Textiles secretary in place of Anant Singh, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry said.
Arun Goel will be the new Culture secretary. He is at present special secretary, Ministry of Culture.
Anant Singh, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, was appointed secretary in the Ministry of Textiles, which is headed by Union Minister Smriti Irani, in May last year.
He has been appointed in the vacancy caused by the superannuation of Dinesh Singh on June 30, 2018, the order said.
Anant Singh had recently said irregularities worth around Rs 200 crore were detected in the National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC), a public sector undertaking under the Textiles Ministry.
The matter has been referred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as the central probe agency has expertise on such issues, he had said.
Raghvendra Singh, a 1983 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre, was appointed Culture secretary in November 2017.
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