After initiating a midnight reshuffle of 112 IPS officers on Monday,the state government on Tuesday transferred 12 IAS officers,besides attaching 18 IPS officers to the Director General of Police Headquarters.
Principal Secretary,Sports and Youth Welfare,Arvind Singh Deo will join as Principal Secretary,Public Works Department. Principal Secretary (Agriculture Department) Rajeev Kapoor has been given the additional charge of Principal Secretary (Energy Department).
Avnish Awasthi,Secretary,Higher Education and Secretariat Administration has been made Chairman-cum -Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL). Despite proper electricity supply being top on the agenda of the new government,the top post of state Energy Department as well as power corporation had been lying vacant since Akhilesh Yadav was sworn in as chief minister. Awasthis new assignment as CMD,UPPCL ,is hence considered significant.
The charge of Principal Secretary,Cooperative Department,has been taken away from Sanjay Agarwal and given to Mazid Ali,who was on the waiting list. Agarwal would continue to hold the charge of Principal Secretary,Health and Family Welfare Department. The additional charge of Horticulture and Food Processing has been given to Navtej Singh. Earlier,the post was held by Mukul Singhal.
Anurag Srivastava,who was attached to Revenue Board,has been made Commissioner,Rural Development Department. During the Assembly election,Srivastava made news after an IPS officer alleged that he misbehaved with him. Srivastav was then Commissioner,Basti Division and was removed by Election Commission following a complaint by the IPS officers association. An inquiry was also launched to probe the matter.