NEW DELHI: In a necessarybureaucratic reshuffle, the authorities on Wednesday designated energy secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla because the brand newdwelling secretary, whereas sharp out finance secretarySubhash Chandra Gargto energy ministry.
Garg, who used to be to blame of the division of industrial affairs, had been designated as finance secretary by virtue of being the senior-most bureaucrat in the ministry. The Rajasthan-cadre officer has been changed byAtanu Chakraborty– currently secretary division of investment and public asset management (Dipam).
Chakraborty is expected to address the job of mending fences with varied stakeholders, at the side of authorities departments and regulatory businesses. Garg, who will pass to energy, is the 2d finance secretary to be shifted all the draw in which via the final 5 years and has over a yr to head for superannuation.
Garg’s surprise switch came a day after budget-linked legislative alternate used to be performed and used to be portion of appointment of a dozen secretaries. It incorporated Bhalla’s appointment as officer on special accountability in the dwelling ministry, a month before dwelling secretary Rajiv Gauba’s retirement. Gauba used to be viewed as a frontrunner to change P K Sinha as cabinet secretary.
Bhalla used to be handed worth of the major energy portfolio at a time when the sector used to be grappling with coal shortages and loan compensation disorders.
His lengthy stint in the coal ministry came at hand in facing the disaster. He is viewed as a key member of the authorities crew in the coal auctions after Supreme Court docket ordered cancellation of coal blocks disbursed all the draw in which via the UPA regime. He then moved to the commerce division because the director general of foreign alternate.
The authorities additionally notified appointment of 1986-batch officer Anshu Prakash because the brand new telecom secretary and his batch-mate Guruprasad Mohapatra as secretary of the division for promotion of alternate and inside alternate.
Himachal Pradesh cadre’s Anil Kumar Khachi has been designated because the brand new Dipam secretary and may perhaps well lend a hand oversee the disinvestment of Air India and other loss-making PSUs except for overseeing the reduction in authorities equity beneath 51%.
The authorities additionally appointed 1986-batch IAS officer from the Assam-Meghalaya cadre Ravi Capoor as textiles secretary, whereas Atul Chaturvedi stands out as the brand new secretary for animal husbandry and dairying, identified because the authorities’s thrust location.
Gujarat cadre officer P D Vaghela has been appointed because the brand new pharmaceuticals secretary. Besides, R S Shukla used to be appointed parliamentary affairs secretary, whereas Anuradha Mitra will head the division of legitimate languages. Odisha cadre officer G V V Sarma has been appointed as member secretary of the Nationwide Bother Management Authority.
Besides, a dozen additional secretary grisly officers of the 1986 batch were promoted to special secretary grade.