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Textiles Secretary Anant Kumar Singh shunted to Land Resources dept

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Textiles Singh was shunted to the as part of a minor top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected today.

Culture would be new Textiles in place of Singh, an order issued by the said.

Singh, a 1984 of cadre, was appointed secretary in the Ministry of Textiles, which was headed by Smriti Irani, in May last year.

He was appointed to post which became vacant after the superannuation of on June 30, the order said.

It was the second time that a was moved out of the ministry during Irani's tenure.

Senior bureaucrat and former was in May 2017 appointed as the

Verma, a 1982 of cadre and sister of P K Sinha, worked as during January 1, 2016 to May 10, 2017, according to her service records.

Irani was in July 2016 shifted from the key Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry and given a less significant textiles portfolio after an expansion of the and reshuffle.

Singh had recently said that irregularities worth around Rs 200 crore were detected in the (NHDC), a public sector undertaking under the

The matter was referred to the (CBI) as the central probe agency had expertise on such issues, he had said.

would be the new in place of He is at present special secretary,

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 16:30 IST