Govt appoints key functionaries in seven ministries, orgs

NEW DELHI: The Government on Friday announced appointment of key functionaries in seven ministries and organisations, including the newly-created Jal Shakti Ministry.

Bharat Lal, a 1988-batch IFS officer, who at present is additional secretary to the President, has been appointed as additional secretary in the Jal Shakti Ministry’s drinking water and sanitation department, according to an official order.

The Government has appointed Amita Prasad, a 1985-batch IAS officer as chairperson of the Inland Waterways Authority of India, Ministry of Shipping. Prasad’s appointment is in the rank and pay of secretary.

The IAS officer is at present director general of the National Productivity Council in the Commerce Ministry’s promotion of industry and internal trade department.

The appointments have been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, an official order said. (AGENCIES)