NEW DELHI :
The Union government on Tuesday shifted economic affairs secretary Tarun Bajaj as the new revenue secretary and moved Bangalore Metro Rail Corp. Ltd managing director Ajay Seth as economic affairs secretary, in a series of personnel changes spanning ministries.
Bajaj has been handling the additional charge of the revenue department after Ajay Bhushan Pandey retired in February.
The metro rail experience of Seth, a 1987 batch Karnataka cadre civil servant, may prove useful in the Union finance ministry at a time the government is focusing on a large capex push to revive the economy from its record contraction in FY21.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the changes, a Department of Personnel and Training notification said.
Special secretary and financial adviser in the information and broadcasting ministry Ali Raza Rizvi has been appointed secretary in the Department of Public Enterprises, after current secretary Sailesh was appointed as member, Public Enterprises Selection Board.
Jatindra Nath Swain, currently managing director of Solar Energy Corp. of India Ltd, has been named secretary in the department of fisheries.
Home ministry additional secretary Gyanesh Kumar has been made secretary in the ministry of parliamentary affairs, while special secretary in the ministry of development of the northeastern region, Indevar Pandey, will now become secretary in the department of administrative reforms and public grievances and department of pensions and pensioners welfare.
Special secretary in corporate affairs ministry Anjali Bhawra will now serve as secretary in the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities while special secretary in the department of revenue Anil Kumar Jha will take charge as secretary in the ministry of tribal affairs.