In a major reshuffle, the Gujarat government today transferred 31 IAS officers, including Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner D Thara, who will now be the Vice President and Managing Director of the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC).
As per the notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Thara has been replaced by 1996-batch officer Mukesh Kumar, who has been serving as the state project director of the ‘Sarva Siksha Abhiyan’.
Anita Karwal, who was awaiting posting after being relieved as the state Chief Electoral Officer in March, has now been appointed as the Principal Secretary in GAD’s NRI and Administrative Reforms and Training division.
M S Dagur, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) with Social Justice and Empowerment department has been appointed as the new ACS of Forest and Environment department, replacing Principal Secretary Punamchand Parmar, who has been appointed on a similar position in the Urban Development and Urban Housing department.
Sanjay Prasad, Principal Secretary in the Labour and Employment Department has been transferred and appointed at a same position in the Agriculture and Cooperation department.
Director General of Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration, Ahmedabad, has been appointed as the Principal Secretary in the Ports and Transport Department.
Rajiv Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary in the Urban Development Department has been appointed in Education Department as Principal Secretary for primary and secondary education.
L Chuaungo, Principal Secretary in the Energy and Petrochemicals Department has been transferred in the Labour and Employment Department on the same position.
Principal Secretary in the Ports and Transport Department Raj Gopal has been now made the new Principal Secretary of Panchayats, Rural Housing and Rural Development Department, an additional post he was holding earlier.
D N Pandey, who was awaiting posting after being relieved from the post of Commissioner of Relief and ACS in Revenue Department in April, is now appointed as the Rehabilitation Commissioner, Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency, Vadodara.
Vice President and Managing Director of GIDC Manoj Aggarwal has been appointed as the Development Commissioner.
Mona Khandar, Secretary in Agriculture and Cooperation department, has been transferred and appointed as Secretary (Economic Affairs) in the Finance department.