The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments on in-situ basis, by temporarily upgrading the posts held by the officers, with prospective effect:
i) Ms. Nandita Chatterjee, IAS (WB:80) as Member Secretary, National Commission for Women, in the rank and pay of Secretary.
ii) Shri Amarendra Sinha, IAS (UK:81) as Special Secretary and Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
iii) Shri Ranglal Jamuda, IAS (OR:81) as Special Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved the following:
1. Assignment of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to Shri Sudhir Bhargava, IAS (RJ:79), Secretary, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment for a period of one month with effect from 01.01.2015 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
2. Assignment of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Space to Shri Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences for a period of one month with effect from 01.01.2015 or until the appointment or a regular incumbent or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.