New Delhi, Dec 16 :  Senior IAS officer R K Chaturvedi has been appointed as Joint Secretary in seventh Central Pay Commission’s implementation cell as part of mid-level bureaucratic reshuffle effected today by the government. As many as five new Joint Secretaries, three non-IAS officers, have been appointed to different Central government ministries. Chaturvedi, a 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been appointed to the post under Department of Expenditure. He is presently working as Resident Commissioner in Madhya Pradesh Bhawan here. (Also Read: Government to study Seventh Pay Commission report in right perspective: Jitendra Singh)

Chaturvedi will hold the charge for five years, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said. IPS officer Praveen Vashista has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Home Ministry. The order of Vashista, a 1991 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, regarding his appointment as
JS in Mines Ministry has been cancelled, it said. Subhash Chandra, a 1988 batch Indian Forest Service officer, will be new JS in the Mines Ministry.

Meera Swarup, an Indian Audit and Account Service officer, has been appointed JS and Financial Adviser in Department of Expenditure. Senior IAS officer Deepti Umashankar, Joint Secretary in Cabinet Secretariat, has been moved to a newly created JS-level post within the same office, the order said without mentioning the further details of the post.