Jammu: Senior IAS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, now part of AGMUT, Rohit Kansal, has been posted as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Textiles in Government of India.
An order to this effect was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet earlier today.
Kansal was in April 2021 empanelled to hold the post of Additional Secretary or equivalent in the Government of India. His central deputation was cleared recently.
A 1995 batch IAS officer, Kansal held key positions in the Jammu and Kashmir administration including Deputy Commissioner of several districts, Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir and Secretary in different departments.
Kansal was recently holding the office of Principal Secretary in the Higher Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir Government and also the department of Information and Public Relations. He was Jammu and Kashmir’s point man for coordination with the Center.
Meanwhile, Manoj Dwivedi, who has earlier proceeded on Central deputation in the Ministry of Personnel and Training as Joint Secretary was today elevated as Additional Secretary.