NEW DELHI: The Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has effected a major reshuffle of Secretaries at the Centre.
Enforcement Directorate Chief Rajan Katoch will succeed Sutanu Behuria as Secretary, Heavy Industries. Katoch, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, will continue to hold Additional charge of Director, ED for six months or till the appointment of new Chief.
The ACC also cleared central deputation of Sanjay Kumar Panda currently serving as Chief Secretary, Tripura. Panda will succeed Zohra Chaterjee, Secretary of Ministry of textiles who is due to retire on July 31. Panda, a 1980 batch IAS officer had earlier served as Joint Secretary in the health Ministry during 2009-2010.
Another Odisha officer and Chief Secretary of the State Jugal Kishore Mohapatra is also on his way to Delhi as Secretary, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. A 1979 Batch IAS officer Mohapatra will succeed Shaktikanta Das who was appointed as Revenue Secretary last month. Mohapatra served as Joint Secretary, Rural Development during UPA-I tenure. Rakesh Garg, IAS officer of UP cadre 1980 batch will take charge as Telecom Secretary. Garg is currently serving as Principal Secretary in parent cadre.
Former Permanent Representative to UNESCO, Vinay Sheel Oberoi has been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development. He will succeed Shankar Agarwal who was transferred to the position of Secretary in the Urban Development Ministry.