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Govt appoints R Subrahmanyam as new Higher Education Secretary

SNS | New Delhi |

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed R Subrahmanyam as the new Secretary, Higher Education in the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Wednesday, 28 February.

Anil Gopishankar Mukim has been appointed as the Secretary, Mines Department in the reshuffle.

Subrahmanyam, a 1985-batch IAS officer from Andhra Pradesh cadre, will replace KK Sharma, who retired on Wednesday. The new Secretary had been serving as Special Secretary (Technical Education) in the same department.

Mukim, who will succeed Arun Kumar after the latter’s retirement on 31 March, is a 1985-batch IAS officer from Gujarat.

The Personnel Ministry also appointed 38 others to the post of secretaries, special secretaries and additional secretaries in various central government departments.

Tarun Sridhar will be new secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. He is currently posted in his cadre state Himachal Pradesh.

Chief electoral officer, Gujarat, Bidyut Bihari Swain has been appointed as additional secretary in Commerce Ministry.

Inder Jit Singh, additional secretary (coordination) in Cabinet Secretariat has been appointed secretary (coordination).

P Raghvendra Rao will be Chemicals and Petrochemicals secretary and Surendra Nath Tripathi will be secretary, Parliamentary Affairs.

Rajiv Ranjan Mishra has been appointed as director general, National Mission for Clean Ganga.

C Chandramouli, who is at present in his cadre state Tamil Nadu, will be secretary, Department of Personnel and Training.

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) chairman Bhupendra Singh will be chairperson of National Authority for Chemical Weapons Convention under the Cabinet Secretariat.

Brij Raj Sharma will be special secretary in Department of Border Management. He is at present working at the same designation in Home Ministry.

(With inputs from agencies.)