List of New Appointments in India

Be it Pre, Mains, or Interview, knowledge of current affairs is paramount for all UPSC aspirants. As you must know, questions are also based on the latest government appointments in all competitive exams. In this article, we have compiled a list of new appointments in India.

Why is it in the news?

The Narendra Modi government made a major reshuffle in top bureaucracy in December 2021. Earlier in October, the Modi government was in the news for clearing the empanelment of 27 IAS officers of the 1990 batch for holding current affairs appointments of secretaries to the Government of India.

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List of Current Affairs Appointments in India

The following list includes an eclectic range of appointments made in the government and the private, banking sector, and international organisations.

Latest Government Appointments




Vini Mahajan

Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation

She was appointed to drive the flagship program—Jal Shakti Mission of Modi government’s ambitious scheme—‘Har Ghar Nal Se Jal.’ She is the former Chief Secretary of Punjab.

Bharat Lal

Secretary to the Lokpal

Served as the former Additional Secretary in the ministry

Leena Nandan

Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.

She is a 1987 batch officer of UP cadre.

Sanjay Kumar Singh

Secretary, Ministry of Steel

He is a 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh Cadre.

Manoj Joshi

Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Urban Development

He is a 1989-batch Kerala cadre IAS officer.

Rohit Kumar Singh

Secretary, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution.

Previously, he served as Secretary of the Ministry of Culture.

V Srinivas

Secretary in the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances and Department of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare

He is a 1989 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre

Rajeev Ranjan

Secretary of National Commission of Backward Classes.

He is 1989 batch IAS office of MP Cadre and has previously served as Special Secretary, Department of Expenditure.

Alkesh Kumar Sharma

Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat

Previously worked as the managing director of Kochi Metro Rail Limited

G Asok Kumar

Director-General for the National Mission for Clean Ganga

He assumed charge in January 2022 and has earlier served in Civil Aviation, Power ministries, and projects of the National Mission for Clean Ganga.

Sreedhara Panicker Somanath

S. Somnath

Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation

He is the 11th Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation. He assumed office on January 15, 2022. K. Sivan preceded him.

TS Tirumutri

New Chair of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC)

Took charge as new chair in January 2022. He is India’s permanent representative to the United Nations and has also served as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.

Atul Keshap

President of the US-India Business Council (USIBC)

Appointed in January 2022. He is a former US diplomat who headed the US embassy in New Delhi as Chargé d’Affaires.

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New Appointments in the Banking Sector




Deepak Kumar and Ajay Kumar Chaudhary

Executive Directors of RBI

(w.e.f. January 3, 2022)

Previously Deepak Kumar was heading RBI’s IT department, while Ajay Kumar Choudhary was Chief General Manager-in-Charge, Department of Supervision.

Atul Kumar Goel

MD and CEO of Punjab National Bank

(w.e.f. February 1, 2022)

Previously served as MD & CEO of UCO Bank

New Appointments in the Private Sector




Alka Mittal

Head of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)

She is the first woman to one of India’s most valuable public sector companies—ONGC. Her appointment was approved by the Cabinet’s Appointments Committee for a period of six months, with effect from January 1, 2022.

Arun Jaura

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Hero MotoCorp

Hero MotoCorp is the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters.

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Manish Sharma

Global Chief Operating Officer of Accenture

effective March 1, 2022

Parag Agrawal

Chief Executive Officer of Twitter

effective November 2021

Leena Nair

CEO of Chanel

since December 2021

Rangarajan Raghuram

CEO of VMware

since June 2021

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Frequently Asked Questions about List of New Appointments in India


Where can I get a list of all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India?

It is available on the Cabinet Secretariat website under Business Rules > Allocation of Business Rules > First Schedule.

What are the functions and responsibilities of the Council of Ministers?

The functions and responsibilities of the council of ministers are mentioned in Articles 74 and 75 of the Constitution of India.

Who appoints the cabinet secretary?

The Prime Minister of India appoints the cabinet secretary.

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