TV Somanathan Appointed Expenditure Secretary, Ravi Mittal Information & Broadcasting  Secretary
The North Block of the Central Secretariat building, which houses the Ministries of Finance and Home Affairs, stands in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

TV Somanathan Appointed Expenditure Secretary, Ravi Mittal Information & Broadcasting Secretary

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Senior Indian Administrative Service officer TV Somanathan was on Friday appointed Expenditure Secretary, the post lying vacant since October, as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected by the Centre.

Somanathan, a 1987-batch IAS officer, is at present serving in his cadre state Tamil Nadu. He has been appointed as the Expenditure Secretary, a Personnel Ministry order said.

Former Expenditure Secretary Girish Chandra Murmu was in October appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.

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In another appointment, Ravi Mittal has been named Information & Broadcasting Secretary in place of Amit Khare.

Mittal, a 1986-batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, is at present Special Secretary, the Department of Financial Services.

Khare will now serve as Secretary, the Department of Higher Education, in place of R Subrahmanyam who has been appointed as Secretary, the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment.

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