The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the following appointments:

(1) Dr. Asha Ram Sihag, IAS (HP:1983), Secretary Coordination, Cabinet Secretariat, as Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry in the vacancy caused due to superannuation of Shri Girish Shankar, IAS (BH:1982) on 31.08.2017.

(2) Shri Rajiv Kumar, IAS (JH:1984), Special Secretary & Establishment Officer as Secretary, Department of Financial Services in the vacancy caused due to superannuation of Smt Anjuly Chib Duggal, IAS (PB:1981) on 31.08.2017.

(3) Smt. Surina Rajan, IAS (HY:1985), Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production as Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards, in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India.

(4) Dr. Inder Jit Singh, IAS (KL:1985), Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce as Additional Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat, vice Dr. Asha Ram Sihag, IAS (HP:1983) on his appointment as Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry.

(5) Shri Surendra Nath Tripathi, IAS (OR:1985), Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare vice Shri Sunil Kumar Singh, IAS (BH:1983).

(6) Dr N. Baijendra Kumar, IAS (CG:1985), presently in the cadre as Chairman & Managing Director, National Mineral Development Corporation, Ministry of Steel.

(7) Smt. Veena Ish, IAS (AP:1985), Member (Administration), National Highways Authority of India as Additional Secretary, Department of Land Resources.

(8) Smt. Rajni Sekhri Sibal, IAS (HY:1986), presently in the cadre as Director General, Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India

(9) Shri Pradip Kumar Tripathi, IAS (JK:1987), Additional Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training as Establishment Officer & Additional Secretary vice Shri Rajiv Kumar, IAS (JH:1984) on his appointment as Secretary, Department of Financial Services.

(10) Shri Rajesh Bhushan, IAS (BH:1987), Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development as Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat vice Shri Alok Tandon, IAS (UP:1986), on his repatriation to the cadre.

(11) Shri Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi, IAS (MP:1987), Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education as Director General, National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India.

(12) Shri Satyajeet Rajan, IAS (KL:1987), presently in the cadre as Director General, Tourism in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India.

(13) Shri Rameswhar Prasad Gupta, IAS (GJ:1987), MD NAWADCO as Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog. The officer will continue to hold additional charge of the post of MD, NAWADCO until further orders.

(14) Shri Ali Raza Rizvi, IAS (HP:1988), Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting vice Shri Subhas Sharma, IAS(BH:1984). The earlier order appointing Shri Rizvi as CMD, NMDC stands cancelled.

(15) Shri Apurva Chandra, IAS (MH:1988), presently in the cadre as Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production vice Smt. Surina Rajan, IAS (HY:1985) on her appointment as Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards.

(16) Smt. Anita Karwal, IAS (GJ:1988), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources Development as Chairperson, Central Board of Secondary Education vice Shri R.K. Chaturvedi, IAS (MP:1987) on his appointment as DG, NSDA.

(17) Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, IRSEE (1980), presently in the cadre as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.