Goa Governor's secretary Rajeev Verma, Rajasthan chief minister's secretary Rajat Kumar Mishra and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's private secretary Vimlendra Sharan are among 44 lucky Inidian Administrative Service officers of the 1992 batch empanelled for appointment as joint secretaries or equivalent posts at the Centre.
Madhya Pradesh tops with its seven officers figuring in the list notified by the Department of Personnel and Training on Tuesday. Five each in the list are from Tamil Nadu and Bihar cadres, four from Andhra Pradesh, three each from Maharashtra, Punjab and AGMUT (Union territory including Delhi, Goa) and one each from Rajasthan and West Bengal.
Those empanelled from the M P cadre are: Kailash Chand Gupta, Ashish Srivastava, Neelam Shammi Rao, V L Kantha Rao, Kalpana Srivastava, Ravindra Kumar Pastor and Seema Sharma. Gupta is currently with the Election Commission as a director, while V L Kantha Rao is a director in Commerce Ministry and his wife Neelam CVO in the National Institute of Fashion Technology.
Pastor is Rewa commissioner while the rest are posted in Bhopal.
Other empanelled are: Vimlendra Sharan, Om Prakash Gupta and Manisha Arun Patankar from Maharashtra, Sarvjit Singh, Raji Pramod Srivastava and K A P Sinha from Punjab, Rajeev Verma, Ashwani Kumar and Sanjiv Kumar from AGMUT, and Jayesh Ranjan, K Vijayanand, Vikas Raj and Sanjay Jaju from Andhra cadre. Patankar is additional commissioner in the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.