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Amit Khare returns to I&B, Health Secy Preeti Sudan gets extension in reshuffle – india news

Prime Minister Narendra Modi effected a massive bureaucratic reshuffle amid the coronavirus crisis with 1985-batch Jharkhand cadre officer Amit Khare returning as secretary, Information and Broadcasting, Health Secretary Preeti Sudan given a three-month extension and additional secretary PMO Tarun Bajaj taking over as secretary, department of economic affairs.

In view of the serious challenges being faced by the news media, be it print or TV, as also the advertising and film industry in the face of coronavirus, the charge of I&B has been entrusted to Amit khare, who retains charge as higher education secretary in the HRD ministry.

Khare has earlier headed the I&B ministry and is well versed with the issues involved. His earlier charge as secretary, schools, has been given to Anita Karwal, who was CBSE chairperson. Karwal is a 1988-batch Gujarat cadre officer.

Other important postings are Arvind Kumar Sharma, the powerful additional secretary at the PMO, who has been appointed as secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises ministry.

Rajesh Bhushan, who was secretary, rural development, has been appointed as OSD, Department of Health and Family Welfare. He will succeed Preeti Sudan after she completes her extended tenure at the health ministry.

Tarun Kapoor, vice chairman Delhi Development Authority, will take over as petroleum secretary.

Apurva Chandra will take over as Special Secretary and Director General (Acquisitions) at the Defence Ministry.

2020-04-26 10:21:39

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