Infrastructure & Safety

Arvind Mayaram shifted to tourism ministry

DELHI

mayaram-thIn a surprise development, the high profile Union finance secretary Arvind Mayaram has been shunted out of the finance ministry and given a low-profile ministry of tourism.

In orders issued on Wednesday, Mayaram was made the tourism secretary in place of Parvez Dewan on his retirement at month end.

Insiders are unable to predict whether this is a punishment posting for Mayaram or an indication of Modi’s prioritizing the tourism sector.

59-year-old Mayaram, the senior most among the four secretaries in the ministry, was brought into Finance Ministry by the UPA government. He was also Secretary, Economic Affairs.

Mayaram’s transfer was part of the first major Secretary- level reshuffle undertaken by the Modi government.

Mayaram is a 1978-batch IAS officer belonging to Rajasthan cadre.

Musafirnamah Bureau

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