The government announced on Wednesday that Giridhar Aramane, Secretary of Union Road Transport and Highways, will become the country’s new Defence Secretary.
Aramane is an Officer on Special Duty in the Department of Defence. He belongs to the 1988 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of the Andhra Pradesh cadre. According to the decision of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he will assume the top post after incumbent Ajay Kumar retires at the end of this month.
As part of a significant reorganization within the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, National Highways Authority of India chairperson Alka Upadhyay appointed the new Secretary. In the order issued on Wednesday, 16 secretaries have been appointed to various departments within the Central Government.
As the new Revenue Secretary, Sanjay Malhotra will be the Secretary of the Financial Services Department. A Special Duty Officer has been appointed to the Department of Revenue in the capacity of Malhotra. Following the completion of Tarun Bajaj’s term on November 30, 2022, he will assume the position of Revenue Secretary.
In place of Malhotra, Vivek Joshi, the Registrar General of India and Census Commissioner of the Ministry of Home Affairs, will be the next Secretary of the Department of Financial Services.
Joshi will be replaced by Mritunjay Kumar Narayan, Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry.
Nagendra Nath Sinha has been appointed as the new Secretary of Steel in the Ministry of Rural Development.
From December 1, 2022, Sinha will become an Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Steel. After Sanjay Kumar Singh’s retirement on December 31, 2022, he will assume the position of Secretary.
The new Rural Development Secretary will be Shailesh Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
According to the order, Singh has been appointed as the Office of the Secretary in the Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of Rural Development.
The new Coal Secretary will be Amrit Lal Meena, currently Special Secretary (Logistics), Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade.
After the retirement of Anil Kumar Jain on October 31, Meena will take over as Secretary of the Coal Ministry.
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has appointed Sudhanshu Pant, an IAS officer of the 1991 batch.
After Sanjeev Ranjan superannuates on January 31, 2023, Pant, appointed OAS in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, will take over as Secretary.
The Heavy Industries Secretary will be Kamran Rizvi, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.
He will assume the role of Secretary after Arun Goel retires from the position on December 31. Rizvi is appointed as OSD in the Ministry of Heavy Industries.
It has been announced that Rachna Shah has been appointed as the new Secretary of Textiles at the Department of Commerce.
A new secretary will take over from Upendra Prasad Singh, retiring by the end of the month as the OSD in the Ministry of Textiles.
The Secretary for New and Renewable Energy will be Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, chairperson of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
Bhalla, who has been appointed as the OSD in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, will take over as Secretary after incumbent Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi completes his term at the end of this month.
Sanjay Kumar has been appointed as the new Secretary of the Department of School Education & Literacy. As of November 30, he will assume the new position following the retirement of the incumbent, Anita Karwal.
Meeta R Lochan, Member Secretary of the National Commission for Women, will serve as the new Secretary for Youth Affairs.
The Department of Food and Public Distribution has appointed Sanjeev Chopra, a 1990 batch IAS officer from the Odisha cadre, as its Secretary.
Chopra will replace Sudhanshu Pandey, retiring at the end of this month.
A 1991 batch IAS officer from the Madhya Pradesh cadre has been appointed Secretary in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.