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N Sivasailam exits DoT, Anshu Prakash new additional secretary

TT Correspondent | 19 Nov 2018

The government Saturday appointed Anshu Prakash as an additional secretary in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), while it has shifted special secretary N Sivasailam to the Department of Commerce.

Sivasailam will be a special secretary-- Logistics in the Department of Commerce.

The Committee has approved the appointment of N Sivasailam, special secretary in the Department of Telecommunications as special secretary (Logistics), Department of Commerce, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), in a notification Saturday said.

However, the Centre has appointed Anshu Prakash, a 1986 batch AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories) cadre officer, presently working as a chief secretary of Delhi, as an additional secretary, following the vacancy caused by Sivasailam's movement.

Prakash will report to telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan.

Sivasailam, a 1985 batch Karnataka cadre officer has been elevated to the rank of special secretary in January this year.

On Saturday, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), in a reshuffle, has shifted various high-level officials.

"They (the government) have given me another responsibility, so I will report to the Department of Commerce in a new role on Monday," Sivasailam told ETTelecom.

"There was no project under me," the top official said, when asked about some of the mega programs underway.

The move, however, is also seen as a step to fast-forward some of the ongoing ambitious initiatives in the telecom department, including BharatNet and Broadband for All as well as connectivity in the 115 most-backward districts, being monitored by the Prime Minister Office (PMO).