New Delhi: Ajay Kumar Bhalla (IAS), who is currently serving as Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs, has been given additional charge of the post of Secretary of Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT). According to an order issued on September 30, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the assignment of the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) to Bhalla with immediate effect and till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders whichever is earlier. He is a 1984-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer and serving as Secretary of MHA since August 23, 2019.
Ajay Kumar Bhalla is a 1984-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer, and serving as Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) since August 23, 2019
Bhalla is a Science Graduate (M Sc) in Botany from the University of Delhi. He has also done an MBA from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and M Phil in social sciences from the Punjab University. He is a senior bureaucrat and has handled various important positions in the union government. Prior to joining as Secretary of MHA, he was serving as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the same Ministry. His previous assignments include Secretary of the Ministry of Power from July 2017 to July 2019, Director General of Foreign Trade, Additional Secretary of Department of Commerce, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Coal and as Director (Ports) in the Department of Shipping among others.
Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT)
Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is concerned with the formulation of policy and the watchdog of the Government ensuring that certain accepted standards and norms, as laid down by it, are followed by all ministries and departments in the recruitment, regulation of service conditions and posting transfers and deputation of personnel as well as other related issues. It solely controls the cadres of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Central Secretariat Service (CSS).
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