As the Modi government reaches its mid-term and grapples with the demonetisation crisis, the biggest bureaucratic reshuffle in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tenure has taken place.
Coal Secretary Anil Swarup was appointed School Education Secretary as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected on Wednesday.
As many as 19 new secretaries have been appointed in various central government departments.
Swarup, a 1981 batch IAS officer, has been appointed as Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said.
Susheel Kumar has been appointed the new Coal Secretary. He is at present Secretary, Department of Border Management, Ministry of Home Affairs.
Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Yadav will be Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in place of Prabhas Kumar Jha, who has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Official Language.
Here is the list of Bureaucrats after bureaucratic reshuffle:
NHAI Chairman Raghav Chandra has been named Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. Yudhvir Singh Malik, Special Secretary in Niti Aayog, will be new chairman of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in place of Chandra.
Senior IAS officers Preeti Sudan and K P Krishnan have been appointed as Secretaries of Department of Food and Public Distribution, and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship respecitvely.
Sudan is Special Secretary in Women and Child Development Ministry and Krishnan is Special Secretary, Department of Land Resources.
Besides the 19 secretaries, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved extension in tenure of R K Jain, member of the National Disaster Management Authority, for six months beyond 30 November.