Saturday, 11 October 2014

MHA effects major reshuffle of joint secretary-level officers

NEW DELHI: The home ministry on Friday effected a major internal reshuffle of its joint secretaries (JS), relocating JS (left-wing extremism) M A Ganapathy to the internal security division and naming JS (coordination) Kumar Alok as joint secretary in charge of the Centre-state division.

Ganapathy, a 1986 batch IPS officer of Uttarakhand cadre, will replace Rakesh Singh, who moves from the internal security division as joint secretary (Union Territory). The vacancy in the post of JS (UT) was caused after incumbent I S Chahal, who also served as officer on special duty (OSD) to former home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, was transferred to the ministry of women and child development.

Dilip Kumar, a 1995 batch officer of the Punjab cadre who recently joined the home ministry, has been given charge of the left-wing extremism division. Another new entrant, Rajit Punhani, will take over as joint secretary (Jammu & Kashmir division). This post was earlier occupied by R K Srivastava, a Jharkhand cadre IAS officer who completed his tenure in August.

Joint secretary (foreigners) V Vumlunmang will move out as joint secretary (police modernization), replacing incumbent Veena Kumari Meena who will take over as joint secretary (policy planning). Shailesh, who had been occupying the post of JS (policy planning) until now, has been given charge as joint secretary (Police-II) division that handles matters relating to the central paramilitary forces. The latter post was earlier held by Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, a 1984 IAS officer of Punjab cadre, who was recently transferred out as joint secretary in the Inter-State Council.

Dwivedi, a 1993 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as joint secretary (foreigners), while another joint secretary-level officer who joined the home ministry recently, Hitesh Kumar Makwana, has been allocated the post of joint secretary (coordination).

The latest reshuffle in the home ministry comes close on the heels of four new joint secretary level officers being brought to the ministry in a major bureaucratic reshuffle that involved nearly 50 officers. effects major reshuffle,Home Ministry

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