Culture secretary Raghvendra Singh has been appointed in his place
Anant Kumar Singh, Secretary Textiles, has been shunted out in an unusual transfer order and posted as Secretary, Department of Land Resources.
The post of Secretary, Land Resources, was lying vacant after superannuation of Dinesh Singh in June this year.
Culture secretary Raghvendra Singh has been appointed new Secretary of Textiles. He is 1983 batch IAS of West Bengal cadre.
According to top sources in the government, Mr Singh’s sudden transfer was necessitated as he and Textiles Minister Smriti Irani “did not get along.”
Interestingly, this is second time Textiles Secretary has been moved out after Smriti Irani was shifted to the Ministry from high profile Human Resources Development (HRD). Earlier, Rashmi Verma was transferred as Textiles Secretary.
In Mr. Raghvendra Singh’s place, Arun Goel, Special Secretary, Ministry of Culture, has been made full fledged Secretary in the Ministry. Mr Goel, a Punjab cadre IAS office of 1985 batch.