After cabinet rejig, Road ministry sees a mini reshuffle
Tuk Tuk Kumar, a 1981 batch West Bengal cadre officer, is all set to join the road ministry as the new additional secretary and financial advisor. The post fell vacant after the incumbent Vijay Chibber moved to the defence ministry as secretary, department of ex-servicemen welfare. Another joint secretary in the ministry Raghav Chandra, a 1982 batch officer, is moving to the agriculture ministry after getting promoted as the additional secretary.
Rakesh Misra is new CPWD director general
Rakesh Misra has taken over as the director general, Central Public Works Department (CPWD) of the Ministry of Urban Development, from SK Mittal who retired on October 31. The new DG is a 1974 batch officer belonging to Central Engineering Service (Civil). Prior to this, Misra was posted as special DG in CPWD.
Former railway officials want Mamata to open Delhi office
With Trinamool out of the power corridor in Delhi, there is pressure on West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to open an extension of her office in Delhi. The reason has more to do with rehabilitating her aides, who earlier enjoyed posts in the rail ministry, than for easing communication with the Centre. These 4-5 aides, who were officials and consultants in
the ministry when it was under Trinamool, are looking up to Banerjee to end their joblessness.
Toil for Joshi’s staff after reshuffle shocker
Road minister CP Joshi’s officers had to spend a lot of time last week in packing and then unpacking their belongings at the transport bhavan that houses his ministry. Joshi was so sure that he would retain railways and leave the road ministry and had shifted some of his key officials to Rail Bhavan along with their belongings. But when the cabinet reshuffle came as a shocker for him, some of his officials had to again shuttle back to their original rooms and unpack their belongings.