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Government of India Appoints New Joint Secretary level Officers

In a recent directive from the Secretariat of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, several changes have been made at the joint secretary level in various ministries.

Rajeev Kumar IOFS (2000) has been named as the new Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, replacing Ms. Sumita Singh CSS. His tenure will last until 05/03/2025.

Ranjit Singh IA&AS (2003) will take over as the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, succeeding Shri Sanoj Kumar Jha IAS (SK:1997). He will serve for a term of seven years until 21/03/2028.

Debolina Thakur IA&AS (1998) has been appointed as the Joint Secretary & FA of the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, replacing Shri Sanjay Pandey ICAS (1994). Her tenure will be five years.

Vrunda Manohar Desai IRS (IT 2003) is appointed as the new Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, taking over from Shri Vikram Sahay IRS (IT 1992). She will serve until 12/04/2027.

Rahul Jain IAS (Madhya Pradesh 2005) is appointed as the Joint Secretary of the Sixteenth Finance Commission under the Department of Economic Affairs. His tenure is set for five years, extendable for an additional two years subject to cadre clearance.

Monalisa Dash IFoS (Sikkim 2003) is appointed as the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, replacing Shri Harpreet Singh, IPoS (1992). She will serve until 11/10/2026.