The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments of officers at
Joint Secretary /Joint Secretary equivalent level with pay at Level 14 (Rs1,44,200 – 2,18,2001-) of the Pay Matrix:

(1)  Amit Mehta, IOFS (1987), as Joint Secretary, Department of Consumer Affains from the date of
assumption of the charge of the post. for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier
vice Shri Venkata Rama Sastry Pidaparthi, IPS (UP:1989);

(2)  Kailash K. Aggarwal, IRSE (Civil) (1987), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, from the date
of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier
vice Shri Pravir Krishna, lAS (MP:1987);

(3) Ashish Upadhyay, lAS (MP:1989), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal from the date of
assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier
vice Shri Vivek Bhardwaj, lAS (WB:1990);

(4)  Sanjay Upreti, IRAS (1990), as Financial Advisor (JS level), Border Security Force (BSF), under
the Ministry of Home Affains from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five
years or until further orders, whichever is earlier vice Shri V. Venugopal, IDAS (1984);

(5) Mukhmeet Singh Bhatia, lAS (JH:1990), as Joint Secretary, Fifteenth Finance Commission under
the Department of Economic Affains from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of
five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier;

(6) Nikunja K. Sundaray, lAS (OR:1987), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium
Enterprises, as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, on lateral shift
basis, from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of overall five years upto
31.08.2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier vice Shri Anil Sant, lAS (UP:1988);

(7) Ms. Sumita Misra, lAS (HY:1990), as Joint Secretary in the PM’s Economic Advisory Council under
the NITI Aayog from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until
further orders, whichever is earlier;

(8) Gopal Krishan Gupta, IRSME (1987), as Joint Secretray, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of five years or until further orders,
whichever is earlier vice Shri J.N. Swain, lAS (TN:1988);

(9)  Sudhir Garg IRSEE (1986), as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises,
from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure upto his superannuation on 31.05.2022
or until further orders, whichever is earlier vice Shri Nikunja K. Sundaray, lAS (OR:1987);

(10) Amardeep Singh Bhatia, IAS(NL:1993), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate affairs as Director (JS
level), Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affains, on lateral
shift basis. from the date of assumption of the charge of the post, for a tenure of combined seven years upto 25.03.2020 or until further orders.