In a major bureaucratic reshuffle,the state government transferred 27 IAS officers on Tuesday.
G R Aloria,a 1981-batch IAS officer,is now the new principal secretary of the Urban Development and Urban Housing Department at Gandhinagar. Aloria,who earlier held the post of joint managing director,Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL),replaces I P Gautam,who retired on Tuesday.
The municipal commissioner of Vadodara,Ashwani Kumar,has been promoted and appointed as the managing director of Gujarat Urban Development Company,Gandhinagar. S J Haider,who earlier held this position,has been appointed as secretary in the science and technology department.
Junagadh collector Manish Bhardwaj has been appointed as the new municipal commissioner of Vadodara.
Mukesh Kumar,the managing director of Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb),the states investment promotion agency,has been appointed as the state project director of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and ex-officio commissioner of primary education and mid-day meals in Gandhinagar. Manoj Kumar,who earlier held this post,has been appointed as settlement commissioner and director of land records.
The vice-chairman and CEO of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB),Pankaj Kumar,has been transferred and appointed as director general of Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration in Ahmedabad.
J N Singh,who returned from deputation at the Centre,has been appointed as the managing director of SSNNL.
Maheshwar Sahu,principal secretary in the state industries & mines department,is one of the four IAS officers who have been promoted as Additional Chief Secretary (ACS). Sahu will continue to officiate in the same department. The other three are Rajesh Kishore (health & family welfare),H K Dash (forests & environment) and R K Tripathy (Director General,Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute).
Sabarkantha district collector Shamina Hussain has been appointed as the director (administration) of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd in Vadodara.
Surendranagar collector P H Shah has been appointed as the CEO and rehabilitation commissioner of Sardar Sarovar Punarvasavat Agency.
The managing director of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Co. Ltd.,A M Tiwari,has been appointed as principal secretary of the education department. He will also hold the additional charge of commissioner of higher education,currently held by Jayanti Ravi. The 1991-batch lady IAS officer has been appointed as the commissioner of technical education.
Commissioner (information) V Thiruppugazh has been transferred as commissioner (rural development) and secretary in the panchayats,rural housing and rural development department.