The government on Tuesday promoted 87 joint secretaries to the post of additional secretaries.
A notification in this regard has been issued by the Ministry of Public Administration on the day.
At present, there are 417 additional secretaries in the government. With the addition of 87 new additional secretaries, the number has increased to 503.
According to sources at the Ministry of Public Administration, the ministry considered promoting more than 300 joint secretaries to the post of additional secretary this year, but 87 were promoted in the end.
Earlier, on September 26 last year, the government promoted 98 officials to the post of additional secretary.