Senior IAS officer Rajiv Arora, acting chief of Natgrid — a proposed intelligence gathering mechanism — has been shifted to the ministry of labour and employment as part of a major mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle announced on Monday.
As many as 15 mid-level officials were appointed to various ministries and departments, the department of personnel and training said.
A 1987-batch Haryana cadre IAS officer, Arora will serve in the labour and employment ministry till 2017. Natgrid is being set up under the home ministry to enhance India’s counter terror capabilities.
Arora replaces G Venugopal Reddy, who has been repatriated to his cadre — railway ministry — before completion of his tenure.
Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer Sudhir K Saxena has been appointed JS in the home ministry, while RK Mitra, a central secretariat service officer, will continue to work as JS in the same ministry till his retirement.
IAS officer Rajesh Aggarwal has been shifted from department of financial services and appointed as JS in the ministry of tribal affairs. Suchindra Mishra, an Indian Defence Accounts Service Officer, will replace him