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Centre appoints Sushil Kumar Singh as Chairman of Deendayal Port Authority

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GANDHIDHAM : The Centre continues with its administrative activities making new appointments and rejigging the administration. In the latest exercise, the government has appointed Chairman of Deendayal Port Authority, one of the largest state owned ports in the country and half a dozen changes at the joint secretary level.

Accordingly, Sushil Kumar Singh, Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineering (IRSME) of 1993 batch,a Joint Secretary looking after ports/ PPP and PHRD in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, has been appointed as the chairman of Deendayal Port Authority in Kandla, Gujarat. Singh will continue to chair the port trust till his superannuation in January 2027. He has succeeded SK Mehta, a forest service officer of Gujarat cadre who has returned to his cadre, completing the central deputation. 

At the joint secretary level reshuffle, Haryana cadre officer Nitin Kumar Yadav has been made the joint secretary, Department of Commerce and Pankaj Yadav, also from Haryana cadre, has been appointed as the joint secretary, Department of Rural Development.

The other five officers are from various all India services and have been appointed in different departments and ministries of the union government such as the Ministry of Steel.

Following is the list of the seven joint secretary level officials whose names figure in the changes effected by the Modi administration.

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