33 joint secretaries appointed by Union Govt, only 7 from IAS

NEW DELHI: The Government on Monday appointed 33 new joint secretaries in the Centre out of which only seven are from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and four from the Indian Revenue Service (IRS).

Living up to its promise, the Government has brought officers from other services like the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, Indian Post and Telecommunication, Accounts and Finance Service and Indian Defence Accounts Service.

The officers were empanelled as joint secretaries in February during the previous Narendra Modi Government.

The Government initiated the process after assumption of a fresh term in May and made the appointments on Monday. (AGENCIES)