Senior IAS officer Leena Nandan who is serving as Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, has been appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. She will replace Rameshwar Prasad Gupta upon his superannuation on 31st of December.
An IAS officer from 1987 batch, Sanjay Kumar Singh will be the new Secretary in the Ministry of Steel. Currently, he is Secretary of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and Department of Pensions and Pensioners Welfare. Another IAS officer V. Srinivas has been appointed as the new Secretary in this Department.
Senior officer Rohit Kumar Singh, who is presently serving as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs.
Senior officer Manoj Joshi will take over as Secretary of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs upon superannuation of Durga Shanker Mishra on 31st of December while IAS officer Pankaj Jain will be the new Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
An IAS officer from 1987 Batch, Vini Mahajan presently in the cadre, has been appointed as Secretary of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Senior officer Bharat Lal, who is Additional Secretary in the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation has been appointed as Secretary to the Lokpal.
The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has also approved in-situ up-gradation of the eight senior officers to the level of Special Secretary in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India.