Gujarat govt transfers 26 IAS officers before Vibrant summit

The state govt has appointed females as heads of all-important Industries Commissionerate and Tourism department.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:August 26, 2014 1:12 pm
The move to appoint female heads to these two bodies comes at a time when the state's first female chief minister Anandiben Patel prepares to host the Vibrant Gujarat summit. The move to appoint female heads to these two bodies comes at a time when the state’s first female chief minister Anandiben Patel prepares to host the Vibrant Gujarat summit.

With just four months to go before the seventh edition of the high-profile Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit and Pravasi Bharatiya  Divas gets underway in the state, Gujarat government on Monday made some crucial changes including transferring 26 IAS officers and appointing female counterparts as heads of the all-important Industries Commissionerate and Tourism department.

Mamta Verma, who was the Special Commissioner for Commercial Tax, Ahmedabad has been appointed as the new Industries  Commissioner at Gandhinagar. Kamal Dayani who earlier held this post will now function as the Commissioner of Transport, stated an official release from the General Administration department.

In another crucial move, the state government has appointed Sonal Mishra as the new secretary for Tourism, Devasthanam Management & Pilgrimage. Mishra was Commissioner, Employment & Training & Ex-officio MD, Gujarat Skill Development Mission. Vipul Mitra who held his post earlier and had ran the much-hyped “Khushboo Gujarat Ki” campaign with Bollywood star Amitabh Bacchan has been shunted out and appointed as the director general of Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA) at Ahmedabad.

The move to appoint female heads to these two bodies comes at a time when the state’s first female chief minister Anandiben Patel prepares to host the Vibrant Gujarat summit with seven partner countries, along with the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in January 2015.

Among the other important decisions, is the transfer of JN Singh, managing director of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd as the Additional Chief Secretary to the revenue department. DJ Pandian, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Energy & Petrochemicals Department has been transferred and appointed as ACS, Industries & Mines department.

Meanwhile, L Chuango, principal secretary, finance department has been appointed as the new principal secretary of Energy and Petrochemicals Department.

The managing director of GUVNL (Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd) at Vadodara has been transferred and appointed as Principal secretary, Ports & Transport Department at Gandhinagar.

Anil Mukim, principal secretary, revenue department has also been transferred and appointed as principal secretary Health & Family Welfare Department.

The director general of SPIPA, Pankaj Kumar has been transferred as the vice-chairman and managing director of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC), while Anju Sharma, commissioner of Women & Child Development has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority.

Arvind Agarwal, additional chief secretary, tribal development department will be the new principal secretary, education department (primary and secondary education), while Mukesh Puri who headed GSRTC will be the principal secretary, education department (Higher and Technical Education).

Jayanti Ravi, commissioner of Technical Education has been appointed as Commissioner of Labour, the release added.

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    Indian
    Aug 26, 2014 at 11:45 am
    First thing is who told you females are lazy....is it your personal experience????...do u have lazy women around you at your home??? Atleast think something good. You know an ideal mind is devil's workshop and that you have proved.....this also shows that you dont have work and you are a LAZY LAZY MAN who thinks . Men are more lazy, thats why our country has become like this......hereafter before commenting on woman like this think about women who are there in your house like your mother, wife, daughter and then comment....!!!
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      saaireddi
      Aug 27, 2014 at 4:11 am
      my country is like this cos of useless feminist demand reservation in everything, all female govt lectures are lack of talent , bsnl employees they just sit on chair and chitchat about haleem and biryani with other fem employees SBI these female emplyees don' t know to respect elderly fem customer female doctors encourages obortion much of gynecologist female they survive on foetus killing aand in pvt organisaton these women sect take control over boss and ruin the healthy organisation , i am not against women , but feminist who take everthing from men in name feminist reservation , and rape incident
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        saaireddi
        Aug 26, 2014 at 9:46 am
        remove all male talented officers and oppoint all lazy women women in all position , ache dinnnnn
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