In a recent document released by the Center, the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet has appointed Amrit Lal Meena (IAS), as the Officer on Special Duty, Ministry of Coal. He will be taking over the office and will replace Anil Kumar Jain (IAS), with effect from 31st October 2022.
The Appointments Committee also issued the approval of in-situ upgradation of many officers to the level of Special Secretary in rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India, as a measure personal to them, by temporarily upgrading their posts.
One such official is Ms. Sumita Dawra (IAS) who will take a step ahead from being Additional Secretary, DPIIT, to become Special Secretary, DPIIT.
According to our sources, Ms. Dawra will ‘most likely’ fill in the shoes of Mr. Meena.
Ms. Dawra has experience of more than two decades in public administration in India and abroad. Her postings include working with Ministry of Finance, which included a tenure of about three and a half years in China, as the head of the economic wing in the Indian Embassy.