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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bureaucratic reshuffle: Rajiv Kumar DFS secretary; Anita Karwal CBSE chief   


NEW DELHI: Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was appointed Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS) while Anita Karwal was named CBSE chairperson as part of a major reshuffle effected today.

As many as 17 civil servants were appointed as secretaries and additional secretaries in various central government departments.

Kumar, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, is at present Special Secretary and Establishment Officer in the Ministry of Personnel.

He was appointed in place of Anjuly Chib Duggal, who superannuated today, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

The DFS looks after the functioning of banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and the national pension system.

Kumar has spearheaded several reforms in Indian bureaucracy including an online system for recording of the bureaucrats annual performance appraisal reports and 360 degree system to assess suitability of officers for senior- level jobs.
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