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Second transfer for Arvind Mayaram in a fortnight, now goes to Minority Affairs

Oct 30, 2014 11:43 AM IST Politics Politics
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New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday transferred Arvind Mayaram again. In the second transfer to Mayaram in a fortnight, he is now made Secretary of Minority Affairs.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved cancellation of order of appointment of Mayaram, a 1978 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, as Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, a statement issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

Mayaram had been replaced by Rajiv Mehrishi, who was Rajasthan Chief Secretary, as the Finance Secretary on October 15.

Also the ACC has approved that Ratan Ratan P Watal, Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Finance Ministry, will hold additional charge of Finance Secretary for a period of one month with immediate effect or until the assumption of charge by Mehrishi or until further orders, whichever is earlier, it said.

Watal is a 1978 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.

Mayaram has now been appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs in place of Lalit K Panwar, the DoPT said.

Panwar, a 1979 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has been appointed as new Secretary in Ministry of Tourism, it said.

(With additional information from PTI)

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