The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi named 1985-batch IAS from West Bengal cadre Sumanta Chaudhuri as the new Coal Secretary, replacing Inder Jit Singh, who will be given a new assignment, a statement from the Department of Personnel and Training said.
Director of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Upma Chowdhry, was appointed Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs, while 1984-batch IAS officer Jalaj Srivastava, currently Additional Secretary in the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, has been appointed the new chairman of Inland Waterways Authority of India.
G C Murmu, Special Secretary in the Department of Revenue, will be the new Secretary, Department of Expenditure, after the incumbent A N Jha retires end of January 2019. Murmu was appointed Officer on Special Duty in the Expenditure Department.
Chairman and Managing Director of Food Corporation of India Yogendra Tripathy (1985-batch IAS) was appointed the new Tourism Secretary.