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