For Singh this is a lateral movement as he comes to the I&B ministry
from the ministry of petroleum, chemicals and fertilizers where
he was an additional secretary.
Baijal, a Union Territory cadre bureaucrat, spent about two years
in the I&B ministry and was said to be close to the former I&B minister
Sushma Swaraj. He has also been empanelled for secretary's post
and in due course would have been promoted to one. According to
government sources, Baijal has petitioned the government to safeguard
his interests as the posting in the DDA is of the rank of additional
As an additional secretary in the I&B ministry, Baijal had been
involved in some important policy making process, including the
recent one involving the new uplinking policy and the codes for
surrogate advertising on television.