New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Esha Srivastava (IFS) as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG). According to an order issued from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on January 8, she has been appointed to the post for an overall tenure of five years up-to March 19, 2024 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Srivastava is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of 2004 batch. She completed her postgraduation in Political Science (Honors) from Lady Shri Ram College of Delhi University. She is the recipient of the prestigious Dr Karan Singh Gold Medal for topping Delhi University at postgraduation level.
She had served in the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO in Paris and in the Indian High Commission or Embassy in Sri Lanka and Bhutan. She has also served in the Ministry of External Affairs as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Europe West Division, and Director. Her last assignment was as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Thimphu.