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5 IAS officers empaneled as addl secretaries

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved their name for posts

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Publish Date: Apr 14 2016 2:42PM | Updated Date: Apr 14 2016 2:44PM

5 IAS officers empaneled as addl secretaries

 Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved empanelment of five IAS officers as additional secretaries or additional secretary-equivalent in government of India. 

 
Three of officers are from 1983 batch, i.e. they are late in getting empaneled, as 1985 batch IAS were already empaneled and appointed as additional secretaries in union ministries. 
 
Below is list of five new additional secretary-ranked officers, their educational qualifications and date of retirement:
 
1. Shekhar Prasad Singh (1983 batch IAS, Telangana cadre)
Educational qualification: MA in political science
Retirement: January 31, 2018
 
2. Biresh Kumar (1983 batch IAS, UP cadre)
Educational qualification: MA in sociology, MBA, LLB
Retirement: January 31, 2017
 
3. Ajaya Kallam (1983 batch IAS; Andhra Pradesh cadre)
Educational qualification: MSc in plant breeding; MBA
Retirement: March 31, 2017
Additional Secretary/Additional Secretary equivalent
 
4. Sunil Kumar Bhargava (1984 batch IAS; Odisha cadre)
Educational qualification: Ph.D. in economics
Retirement: March 31, 2019
 
5. Amita Prasad (1985 batch IAS, Karnataka cadre IAS)
Educational qualification: MA in history; MBA
Retirement: January 31, 2022