Babus reshuffle: 11 new JS appointed to various ministries

NEW DELHI: Senior IAS officer Nikunj Kumar Srivastava has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Personnel Ministry as part of a mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle, effected today by the Government.

As many as 11 new Joint Secretaries have been appointed to various ministries who include eight IAS officers and three from other services.

Srivastava, a 1998-batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, is presently working as Private Secretary to Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. He has been appointed as JS in Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for the balance period of his five year central deputation tenure up to June 2, 2018, an official order said.

Indian Forest Service officer Vikram Singh Gaur has been appointed as JS in NITI Aayog. IAS officers Gyanesh Bharti and Vivek Joshi have been appointed as JS in Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Department of Expenditure, respectively, it said. (AGENCIES)

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