New Delhi: IPS officer Meenu Choudhary was appointed as the privateÂ secretary to Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Choudhary, a 2000-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of theÂ union territories cadre, is presently working as Deputy InspectorÂ General in CBI.
She has been appointed till June 3, 2019, i.e. maximum period of sevenÂ years of stay outside the cadre in a single stint, or on co-terminusÂ basis with the Minister’s tenure, an order issued by the Department ofÂ Personnel and Training said.
The vacancy has come up as IPS officer Jagjeet Singh Deswal, who wasÂ working as the private secretary to the Overseas Indian AffairsÂ Minister, was sent back to his union territories cadre beforeÂ completion of his five-year term.
Deswal was in September last year appointed as private secretary toÂ the Minister for five-year term. However, on May 26, the AppointmentsÂ Committee of Cabinet had approved Deswal’s “premature repatriation”.