By Baljit Balli
New Delhi, October 10, 2019: The Central government has empanelled 41 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers of the 1985 to 1987 batch to hold secretary, secretary equivalent posts in the Government of India.
Total 26 of these officers were empanelled as secretaries to the central government, the appointment committee of the cabinet also approved the empanelment of 15 officers to hold secretary equivalent posts. Among the officers empanelled to hold secretaries/ secretary equivalent posts are Debasish Panda (UP:1987), Renuka Kumar (UP:1987) and Leena Nandan (UP:1987).
The list of IAS empaneled for Secretary includes the name of 1987 batch Punjab IAS officers Vini Mahajan.She is the only IAS officer from 1987 batch IAS officers of Punjab and Haryana empannled as Secretary. The list also includes 1987 batch Himachal cadre IAS Tarun Kapoor.
On the other hand, Sunil Kumar (UP:1987) and Arun Singhal (UP:1987) were empanelled to hold secretary equivalent posts.
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