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Balram Kumar (IDAS) appointed as PS to Smriti Zubin Irani

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Balram Kumar (IDAS) as PS to Union Minister Smriti Zubin Irani
Balram Kumar (IDAS) appointed as Private Secretary Smriti Zubin Irani
Balram Kumar (IDAS) appointed as Private Secretary Smriti Zubin Irani
  • Balram Kumar (IDAS) appointed PS to Union Minister Smriti Zubin Irani
  • The same day, Shah Devanshi Viren has also been appointed as OSD to Smriti Irani in the Ministry of Women and Child Development

New Delhi: Balram Kumar (IDAS) has been appointed as Private Secretary to the Union Minister for Women & Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani in the Ministry of Women & Child Development. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment on Thursday.

According to an order from the Personnel Ministry, Kumar has been appointed to the post at the level of Director for a period up to June 4, 2025 (i.e. for a maximum tenure of 7 years away from cadre and within the approved limit of 5 years as PS) with effect from the date of assumption of the charge of the post or on co-terminus basis with the Minister or till he ceases to function as Private Secretary to the Minister or until further orders, whichever event occurs the earliest.

Kumar is an Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) service officer of 2004-batch.

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Further, in a separate order issued on the same day, the ACC has also approved the appointment of Shah Devanshi Viren, a private person, as OSD to the Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani in the Ministry of Women and Child Development. According to the Personnel Ministry, she has been at the level of Director with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post and for a tenure of 3 years 2 months and 7 days (i.e. for the balance period of five years admissible tenure as OSD) or on the co-terminus basis or till she ceases to function as OSD to the Minister or until further orders, whichever event occurs the earliest.

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