NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry (MHA) is all set for a major reshuffle of Joint Secretary (JS) level officers handling important Security divisions at North Block.
According to MHA officials, this is the first major reshuffle by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh after taking over the charge of the Ministry.
M A Ganapathy, Joint Secretary, Left Wing Extremism division, has been given the most important portfolio of Internal Security-1.
A 1986-batch IPS officer, Ganapathy will now look after the matters related to internal security and law and order, including anti-national and subversive activities of various groups, extremist organisations, policy and operational issues on terrorism, security clearances, monitoring of ISI activities and Home Secretary-level talks with Pakistan on terrorism and drug trafficking. He will replace, Rakesh Singh, who has been shifted to Union Territories Division.
Dilip Kumar, a 1995-batch Punjab cadre IAS officer will be appointed as new JS, Left Wing Extremism division. Kumar was on the compulsory wait in the Ministry of External Affairs and was recently appointed JS in the MHA.
Sailesh, JS, Policy Planning has been transferred to Police Division-I, which functions as cadre controlling authority in respect of Indian Police Service (IPS) and also deals with the award of Presidents’ police Medals for meritorious and distinguished service and gallantry.
V Vumlunmang, JS, Foreigners, has been transferred to Police Modernisation Division, which handles modernisation process of State Police Forces, provisioning, procurement of various items for modernisation of Central Police Forces, police reforms and police mission.
Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, a1993-batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS officer, will be new JS, Foreigners, to handle all matters relating to visa, immigration, citizenship, overseas citizenship of India, acceptance of foreign contribution and hospitality.