- In a historic move, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has appointed 9 private sector specialists as joint secretaries in central government departments.
|Kakoli Ghosh||Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmers Welfare|
|Amber Dubey||Civil Aviation|
|Rajeev Saksena||Economic Affairs|
|Sujit Kumar Bajpayee||Environment, Forest and Climate Change|
|Saurabh Mishra||Financial Services|
|Dinesh Dayanand Jagdale||New and Renewable Energy|
|Suman Prasad Singh||Road Transport and Highways|
- Notable Non-IAS officers who had served as Secretaries include Vijay Kelkar who served as Finance secretary and Montek Singh Ahluwalia who was India’s commerce and finance secretary.