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Himachal carries out bureaucratic shuffle

Himachal Pradesh government,on Wednesday,posted Onkar Sharma a 1995-batch officer as Secretary Irrigation and Public Health.

Himachal Pradesh government,on Wednesday,posted Onkar Sharma — a 1995-batch officer — as Secretary Irrigation and Public Health. He will also be holding the additional charge of transport. The charge was earlier held by T G Negi,an additional chief secretary rank officer who retired last week.

Principal secretary (Power and Revenue) Deepak Sanan,a 1982-batch officer,who was slated to be promoted to additional secretary against a vacancy created by the retirement of two fellow officers last month may have to wait for promotion till Monday.

Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy said,“Sanan’s promotion as additional chief secretary is on the cards. We are getting his papers ready for the DPC. Maybe by Monday the orders will be issued.”

Pharka,principal secretary (Horticulture,Youth services and Sports ) was given the additional charge of Social and Women Welfare while Balbir Tega,on return from central deputation as Director Census operations,has been posted as secretary,animal husbandry. He will also hold the charge of secretary,Lokayukta.

P Mitra,additional chief secretary rank officer,has been given additional charge of Fisheries.

Meanwhile,the Chief Minister’s principal secretary Ajay Mittal,a 1982-batch officer,has abruptly proceeded on leave. Mittal had surprised many fellow officers by opting for deputation to Chennai but returned later for the post of principal secretary (Home and Personnel) and eventually Chief Minister’s principal secretary. Earlier in the day the Personnel Department ordered the promotions of 18 officers.

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