The government on Thursday appointed Rajesh Kumar Singh, secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, as secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. Singh has replaced Anurag Jain, an officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, who was appointed as secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) also appointed MoRTH secretary Alka Upadhyaya as secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying.
Saurabh Garg, Chief Executive Officer, Unique Identification Authority of India was appointed as secretary, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, in place of Punjab-cadre officer Anjali Bhawra, upon her appointment as secretary, National Commission for Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs.
As per the ACC, Arun Singhal, secretary, Department of Fertilizers has been appointed Director General, National Archives of India, in the rank and pay of secretary to the government of India by temporarily upgrading the post.
Mukhmeet Singh Bhatia, secretary in the minority affairs ministry has been made Chairperson, National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention in the rank and pay of secretary to the government of India.
Abhilaksh Likhi, additional secretary in Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has been appointed Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in fisheries department and will take over as secretary on June 30.
The ACC also appointed V Vidyavathi, Director General, Archaeological Survey of India as OSD in tourism ministry and will take over as secretary on May 31.