Subhash Chandra Garg tenders resignation a day after transfer to Power Ministry

New Delhi | Subhash Chandra Garg today submitted his resignation to the Union Government just a day after he was transferred to the power ministry.

Seeking early retirement, Garg tendered his resignation 3 months before his retirement as he was appointed as power secretary on July 24. Garg was set to replace Ajay Kumar Bhalla who is now appointed as the new Home Secretary. Bhalla is appointed as Officer on Special Duty in the Union Home Ministry.

In a major reshuffle in the senior bureaucracy affected by the ACC, 1983 batch Rajasthan Cadre Garg was succeeded by 1985-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer Atanu Chakraborty in the Department of Economic Affairs in Finance Ministry

Member (Finance), Digital Communications Commission, Anuradha Mitra was appointed Secretary, Department of Official Language. Anil Kumar Khachi from Himachal Pradesh cadre will be the new Secretary, Disinvestment to succeed Chakraborty. Anshu Prakash, from UT cadre, will be the Secretary, Department of Telecommunication while his batch-mate from West Bengal cadre RS Shukla will be the Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs, the order said.

Ravi Capoor, from Assam Meghalaya cadre, was appointed Secretary, Textiles. Atul Chaturvedi from same cadre will be the Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, the order said. Gujarat cadre officer P D Vaghela will be the Secretary in Department of Pharmaceuticals, it said.

G V Venugopala Sarma, IAS from Odisha cadre, was appointed Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority in the rank and pay of Secretary by temporarily upgrading the post.

His batchmaate from Gujarat, Guruprasad Mohapatra was appointed Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. Mohapatra is the Chairman, Airports Authority of India in the Civil Aviation Ministry.

The ACC also cleared in-situ upgrade of 12 IAS officers of 1986 batch to the level of Special Secretary in the rank and pay of Secretary, as a measure personal to them, by temporarily upgrading the post held by them, the order said.

Those 1986-batch IAS promoted as special secretaries include Anil Kumar Jain in the Environment Ministry, Subash Chandra in the Department of Defence, Sanjeev Nandan Sahai in the Power Ministry, Shambhu Singh in the Roads and Transport Ministry, Ravi Mittal in the Department of Financial Services, Pramod Kumar Das in the Department of Expenditure and Sanjeeva Kumar in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it said.

IAS from MP cadre S P Singh Parihar, Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board was given the rank and pay of Secretary, it said. Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Jammu Kashmir cadre IAS officer, was appointed Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, it said.

Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi from Bihar cadre will be new Director-General in the Directorate General of Foreign Trade in the rank and pay of Secretary.

Satbir Bedi, IAS from UT cadre serving as Chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education was given the rank and pay of Secretary. Umesh Sinha, UP cadre IAS, currently serving as Deputy Election Commissioner has been given the rank and pay of Secretary, it said.

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