Arvind Mayaram, who was transferred as the tourism secretary from the finance secretary’s post, has got another posting within a fortnight.
The earlier order of posting him to the tourism ministry was cancelled on Wednesday and he will now be serving at the ministry of minority affairs.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved both the orders.
Meanwhile, expenditure secretary Ratan Watal will take additional charge of economic affairs for a month or till the time Rajiv Mehrishi joins.
Mehrishi had been appointed as economic affairs secretary in place of Mayaram. Mayaram was essentially the economic affairs secretary but being the senior most secretary in North Block, he also became the finance secretary.
Mayaram’s transfer from the finance ministry had surprised many in North Block as well as outside since he was retained to play a key part in Jaitley’s maiden Budget for 2014-15 even as he was considered close to the Congress.
He would now replace Lalit K Panwar in the ministry of minority affairs.